Ryan Tannehill threw two touchdown passes, and the Miami Dolphins surged past the Buffalo Bills, 22-9, in Florida on Thursday night. Buffalo (5-5) had a 9-3 lead late in the third quarter, but the Bills couldn't hold off the Dolphins rally.

Though he was sacked five times, Tannehill finished with 240 yards passing. Miami (6-4) jumped ahead on his 7-yard TD pass to Brandon Gibson with 2:25 left in the third quarter. They added a safety on Buffalo's next possession when Bills' QB Kyle Orton was called for intentional grounding in the end zone.

The Dolphins extended their lead in the fourth quarter on an 8-yard touchdown reception by Jarvis Landry and a 32-yard field goal by Caleb Sturgis.

Dan Carpenter kicked three field goals for Buffalo. With star running back Fred Jackson sidelined with a groin injury, the Bills managed just 54 rushing yards on the game.

The win keeps Miami two games behind New England in the AFC East standings while the Bills are three back. Here are the standings following last nights game.

AFC East Team

W

L

Pct

Div

Conf

Streak

Last 5

New England Patriots

7

2

.778

2-1

5-2

5W

5-0

Miami Dolphins

6

4

.600

2-1

5-2

1W

4-1

Buffalo Bills

5

5

.500

2-2

2-5

2L

2-3

New York Jets

2

8

.200

0-2

2-5

1W

1-4