In Week 15, Buffalo hosted the Miami Dolphins, falling to 5-9 on the season after a 30-23 defeat. The contest was full of strong offensive performances from both teams, but the Bills were unable to complete their second-half comeback attempt after falling behind 20-7 early in the third quarter.
Buffalo struck first in the game on a 24-yard run by C.J. Spiller in the first quarter to open up a 7-0 lead.
Miami then jumped out in front with 23 consecutive points to lead 23-7 with 10 minutes to play in the fourth quarter, a margin that proved too wide for Buffalo to close.
Spiller caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick, who later connected on a 2-yard scoring strike to Derek Hagan. After a successful onside kick, Dave Rayner converted a 34-yard field goal to put the Bills within seven points. A second onside kick attempt was recovered by Miami.
The Bills surrendered 254 rushing yards, 203 of which went to Reggie Bush, who put the game out of reach with a 76-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter. Matt Moore completed 10-of-20 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns for the Dolphins.
For Buffalo, Fitzpatrick finished 31-of-47 for 316 yards and a pair of touchdowns with three interceptions. On the ground, Spiller led the way with 91 yards on 12 carries with one touchdown. Spiller also caught nine passes for 76 yards and a touchdown.