The Dolphins have a multi-pronged assignment in trying to stay alive in the playoffs.
They accomplished the first, and likely easiest portion of that issue today with a 24-10 victory over the reeling Buffalo Bills.
But because the Bengals beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10 on a last-second field goal, the Dolphins are out of the playoff hunt in 2012.
The season for Miami will end next week at New England.
In Miami, Reshad Jones had a career day. He recovered two fumbles. He intercepted a pass at the goal line.