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Points after: Dolphins 24, Bills 10

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' lifeless 24-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Sun Life Stadium ...

What it means: The Bills are guaranteed a losing record against the AFC East at 1-4 with one game left. Bills coach Chan Gailey, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and others are one step closer to losing their jobs. The Bills could retain them, but today's performance certainly would help justify their dismissals.

Star of the game: Running back Reggie Bush scored a touchdown in each of the first three quarters to propel the Dolphins. He ran 19 times for 65 yards and a touchdown. He caught four passes for 42 yards and two touchdowns.

Bills star of the game: Bills running back C.J. Spiller had a dazzling afternoon. He ran 22 times for 138 yards, including a career-long 62-yard dash in the second quarter. Spiller also had four receptions for 35 yards.

Stat of the day: Bills defensive tackle Alex Carrington blocked a 46-yard Nate Kaeding field-goal attempt in the first quarter. It was Carrington's fourth block of a field goal or extra point this year and the fifth of his career.

Something to consider: The Bills have lost to three straight rookie quarterbacks: Ryan Tannehill, Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck.

Preliminary injury report: Bills tight end Scott Chandler suffered a knee injury and was carted off the field in the first quarter. He didn't return. ... Bills safety Da'Norris Searcy left the game in the second quarter with a groin injury. ... Rookie cornerback Stephon Gilmore came out with 11:55 left in the third quarter for a head evaluation but returned on the Dolphins' next possession. ... An apparent right leg or ankle injury brought the cart out for H-back Dorin Dickerson with 2:40 left.

Coming up: The Bills will finish the 2012 season in Ralph Wilson Stadium against the New York Jets in a game with zero playoff implications for either team.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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