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Dolphins-Bills Postgame Notes

Posted Dec 23, 2012

Get all the notes and milestones from today's game against the Bills.

• Today’s paid attendance was 54,467.

Brandon Fields, Jared Odrick and Ryan Tannehill served as today’s game captains.

• Miami finished the 2012 season with a 5-3 record at home. The last time the Dolphins finished with a 5-3 home record was during the 2008 season.

• With 182 rushing yards vs. Buffalo (12/23), the Dolphins rushed for more than 180 yards for the fifth time this season. This marked the first time the team has rushed for more than 180 yards five times in a season since 2002 when the Dolphins rushed for more than 180 yards in seven contests.

• With 130 passing yards vs. Buffalo (12/23), Ryan Tannehill went for over 3,000 yards. He now has 3,059 passing yards on the season.

• With his performance vs. Buffalo (12/23), Ryan Tannehill has a current stretch of 137 consecutive pass attempts, covering four-plus games, without throwing an interception. This covers his last 22 attempts vs. Seattle (11/25) and the last four games since then.

• Ryan Tannehill passed for the multiple touchdowns vs. Buffalo (12/23) for the second consecutive game. In his last two games, Tannehill has thrown for four touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 109.8 quarterback rating.

• Ryan Tannehill’s 31-yard rush in the second quarter vs. Buffalo (12/23) established a new career long. His previous long was 30 yards last week vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars (12/16/12). His 31-yard rushing attempt is the second longest carry by a quarterback in Dolphins history. Tannehill is the first quarterback in franchise history to record 30-yard rushing attempts in back-to-back games.

Reggie Bush’s 12 and 17-yard touchdown receptions vs. Buffalo (12/23) were the 14th and 15th of his career and first since a game vs. New England (9/12/11).

• With his one-yard rushing touchdown vs. Buffalo (12/23), Reggie Bush has now tied his career high for most rushing touchdowns in a single season with six.

• Reggie Bush had one rushing touchdown and two receiving touchdowns vs. Buffalo (12/23). The last Miami Dolphins player to have both a rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game was Lex Hilliard vs. Houston (12/27/09).

• Reggie Bush caught two receiving touchdowns vs. Buffalo (12/23). This was the second time in Bush’s career that he has caught two touchdown passes in a single game. The other time was when he was a member of the New Orleans Saints in a game at Atlanta:

• Reggie Bush notched three total touchdowns vs. Buffalo (12/23). This was the second most scores that Bush has had in one game in his career. Ricky Williams was the last Dolphins running back to score three touchdowns in one game, doing so at Carolina (11/19/09).

• Reggie Bush’s two receiving touchdowns vs. Buffalo (12/23) are tied for the most all-time in a single game by a running back in franchise history. Patrick Cobbs was the last running back to accomplish the feat at Houston on (10/12/08).

• Reggie Bush now has 960 rushing yards on the season and need 40 yards to notch 1,000 or more rushing yards for the second straight year. If Bush rushes for 1,000 or more yards, he would be the third Dolphins rusher to achieve this feat in consecutive seasons, joining Larry Csonka (1971-73) and Ricky Williams (2002-03).

Lamar Miller’s 28 yard run in the third quarter vs. Buffalo (12/23) is the longest of his career. His previous high was 22 yards vs. Oakland (9/16).

• Lamar Miller’s 73 rushing yards vs. Buffalo (12/23) established a new career high. His previous high was 65 yards vs. the Oakland Raiders (9/16).

Anthony Fasano caught a pass for the 23rd consecutive game vs. Buffalo (12/23). This is the longest streak of Fasano’s career. The streak began at Kansas City (11/6/11).

Rishard Matthews’ 30-yard reception in the second quarter vs. Buffalo (12/23) established a new career long. His previous high was 28 yards vs. New England (12/2).

Armon Binns caught his first pass, a six yarder in the third quarter vs. Buffalo (12/23).

Michael Egnew was active for the first time in his career vs. Buffalo (12/23).

• Miami’s defense forced three fumbles in a game for the first time since a game at the New York Jets (12/12/10). Miami finished the game with four takeaways (three fumbles, one interception).

• With his six yard sack of Ryan Fitzpatrick in the third quarter vs. Buffalo (12/23), Cameron Wake set a new career high for sacks in a single season with 15.0.

• With 15.0 sacks on the season, Cameron Wake is tied with Adewale Ogunleye for the sixth highest single season total in team history.

Reshad Jones notched his team leading fourth interception of the season in the fourth quarter vs. Buffalo (12/23). This was the sixth interception in his three year career.

Karlos Dansby had a game-high 10 tackles vs. Buffalo (12/23).

Olivier Vernon recorded his 3.5 sack on the season in the fourth quarter vs. Buffalo (12/23).

Nate Kaeding recorded his first field goal as a member of the Miami Dolphins, a 45-yarder in the third quarter vs. Buffalo (12/23).

• Miami Dolphins Injuries Reported in Press Box
Sean Smith, Knee, Questionable, 3rd quarter

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