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Dolphins beat Bills 25-16 to keep hopes alive

The Dolphins have just completed their biggest upset victory of the year and that's saying a lot considering previous victories over New England and San Diego.

The Dolphins have defeated the Bills 25-16.

The Dolphins pretty much outgunned a Bills team that entered the game with a 5-1 record and sole possession of the AFC East lead. Miami passes for a season-high 314 yards with 175 of those yards contributed by receiver Ted Ginn Jr. who caught seven passes for his best day as a professional.

Quarterback Chad Pennington completed 22 of 30 passes with one touchdown and no interceptions.

The Dolphins trailed 9-7 at halftime but they got a 3 yard TD run by Ricky Williams and a 43 yard field goal by Dan Carpenter to take a 17-16 lead by the end of the third quarter.

Then all heck broke loose.

There was the safety caused by Joey Porter. There was the Will Allen interception that led to a field goal. And there was the fumble recovery by Channing Crowder to seal the game.

The Bills had four turnovers on the day.

I am about to go into the Dolphins locker room where, no doubt, players will be talking about staying alive in the AFC East race. The question is do you believe they are capable of staying alive in the AFC East, given their ability to beat the division's two best teams?

Or do you see this as something a freak victory?

I say the Dolphins are ALIVE. And legit.