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Spiller, Watkins electrify home-opening crowd in Bills' 29-10 win over Dolphins

  • Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) returns a kickoff for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) returns a kickoff for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) is sacked by Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams (95) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) is sacked by Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams (95) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) is pressured by Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Jared Odrick (98) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) is pressured by Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Jared Odrick (98) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)  (The Associated Press)

C.J. Spiller scored on a 102-yard kickoff return, and rookie receiver Sammy Watkins had a 12-yard touchdown catch in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 29-10 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

The Dolphins (1-1) also lost a key offseason addition when running back Knowshon Moreno did not return after hurting his left elbow 11 minutes in.

Spiller and Watkins both scored in the third quarter, putting Buffalo ahead 23-10.

Buffalo is 2-0 start for the first time since 2011, and sixth time since 2000.

The Bills rode the momentum of a charged-up crowd in a home opener that celebrated the franchise's past and future.

The Bills paid tribute to late owner Ralph Wilson, who died in March. On Tuesday, Wilson's estate reached a "definitive agreement" to sell the team to Terry and Kim Pegula for an NFL-record $1.4 billion.

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