Reggie Bush was the star of the show as the Miami Dolphins braved the snow to defeat the Buffalo Bills 30-23.
Bush rushed for a career-high 203 yards and his 76-yard TD run helped seal victory in coach Todd Bowles’ debut after Tony Sparano was fired last week.
Matt Moore showed no signs of a head and neck injury that sidelined him a week ago by throwing two touchdown passes – a 22-yarder to Anthony Fasano and a 65-yard strike to Brandon Marshall – and finishing with 217 yards passing.
Cornerback Vontae Davis had two of Miami’s three interceptions and Dan Carpenter hit three field goals in helping the Dolphins win for the fifth time in seven games following a 0-7 start.
CJ Spiller scored on a 24-yard rush – the longest run this season against Miami – and added a three-yard touchdown catch.
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s struggles continued, however. He finished 31 of 47 for 316 yards with two touchdowns – including a two-yarder to Derek Hagan – but also three interceptions.
He has now had 12 interceptions and eight touchdown passes during the team’s seven-game skid.
The Bills made it close by recovering an onside kick that led to Dave Rayner hitting a 34-yard field goal with 1:22 left. Rayner failed on his next onside attempt, which Chris Clemons recovered to allow Miami to run all but the final seconds off the clock.
Bush secured the win with his electrifying run up the middle to put the Dolphins up 30-13 with 5:41 left.
His 203 yards rushing rank third on the Dolphins’ list. And Bush has three straight 100-yard games and four this season after he had just one in five seasons in New Orleans.
Moore broke the game open in the third quarter when he hit Marshall in stride up the right sideline for an over-the-shoulder 65-yard touchdown pass.
The Bills then bumbled the game away as their next two possessions ended with Fitzpatrick throwing interceptions.