Dolphin’s playoff hopes end

Posted on December 19, 2010


No matter how late in the season it is, the Dolphins like to keep their fans on the edge of their seats, and Sunday afternoon was no different.

Looking to keep their playoff hopes alive and turn the tide at Sun Life Stadium by ending the home game woes, the Dolphins battled themselves and the Buffalo Bills. In the end they couldn’t overcome either one in a 17-14 loss.

Miami (7-7) is now 1-6 home and 6-1 on the road with a home tilt against the Detroit Lions next week and a trip to New England on Jan. 2 remaining.

After spotting Buffalo leads of 10-0 and 17-7, the Dolphins pulled within a field goal both times but could not get over the hump. Kicker Dan Carpenter had the worst day of his career as he was 0-for-4, missing twice from 48 yards, once from 61 and once from 53. He had a chance to tie the game in the closing minutes but missed from 48 yards to the right yet again.

Quarterback Chad Henne did manage to complete 33-of-45 passes for 276 yards, one touchdown and one interception, but it was not enough as his Bills counterpart, Ryan Fitzpatrick, found the end zone twice.







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