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Bills officially eliminated from playoffs with 34-31 OT loss against the Dolphins

Bills officially eliminated from playoffs with 34-31 OT loss against the Dolphins
Posted at 5:02 PM, Dec 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-24 18:37:23-05
17 years and counting -- The Buffalo Bills had a slim chance to make the playoffs with a win, but ultimately learned their fate after falling to the Miami Dolphins 34-31 in overtime, missing the playoff for the seventeenth straight season. 
 
The Bills were down four points with less than two minutes remaining in regulation, but took the lead on a Charles Clay touchdown with 1:20 left on the clock.
 
The Dolphins responded with a 55-yard Andrew Franks field goal, tying the game at 31 and sending things into overtime. 
 
Buffalo won the coin toss and marched down the field, but Dan Carpenter's second missed field goal of the day gave the ball back to Miami with a chance to secure the win. The Bills forced the Dolphins to punt, and had yet another chance to close out the game. They couldn't convert, and opted to punt on a crucial fourth down, giving the ball back to the Dolphins. Running back Jay Ajayi made the Bills pay, breaking off a 57-yard run to put Miami into field goal range. Franks drilled his second kick of the day giving the Dolphins the 34-31 win.
 
Ajayi finished the day with 206 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries. LeSean McCoy lead the way for the Bills on the ground with 128 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. 
 
Tyrod Taylor had his first 300-yard passing game of the season, finishing with 329 yards and three touchdowns. Matt Moore had two touchdowns of his own, along with 233 passing yards. 
 
Sammy Watkins had 154 yards, a touchdown and seven receptions for the Bills while Charles Clay finished the day with eight receptions for 85 yards and two touchdowns.