Sputtering offense, 3-game losing streak quashes playoff talk for Miami Dolphins

Published November 16, 2012

| Associated Press

Nothing comes easily these days for the Miami Dolphins. The lone touchdown scored by their offense in the past 2½ games was awarded only after a replay review.

The unit led by rookie Ryan Tannehill has stalled during a three-game losing streak, and so has the franchise's turnaround under first-year coach Joe Philbin. A 19-14 loss Thursday at Buffalo dropped the Dolphins to 4-6 and quashed talk about a playoff run, at least for now.

The only touchdown by Miami's offense came with nine minutes left on a 2-yard pass from Tannehill to Davone Bess that was initially ruled incomplete.

The reversal ended a streak of 27 consecutive offensive possessions without a TD. Miami totaled only 184 yards at Buffalo one week after managing 255 against Tennessee.

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