Even in the late-afternoon shadows covering the end zone, Chris Chambers was easy to spot, leaping to make the reception that capped the best day of his NFL career and the Miami Dolphins' biggest comeback victory since 1974.
Chambers caught a lobbed four-yard pass from Sage Rosenfels on fourth down with six seconds left, the last of three touchdowns Miami scored in the final 11 minutes 35 seconds on Sunday to beat the Buffalo Bills, 24-23. With the game up for grabs, Chambers curled into the end zone and outmaneuvered cornerback Jabari Greer for his 15th reception of the game.
"It was a jump-ball situation," Chambers said. "You have to go up and get it."
Lee Evans caught three touchdown passes to put the Bills ahead 21-0 less than 13 minutes into the game, and they led 23-3 in the final quarter.
"You can't play like the game was over, but maybe we played like the game was over," Coach Mike Mularkey said. "We didn't finish the job."
Struggling Miami quarterback Gus Frerotte was forced to the bench with a concussion in the third quarter, and Rosenfels directed fourth-quarter touchdown drives of 70, 49 and 73 yards.
"We really like for everyone to get their money's worth," first-year coach Nick Saban joked. "You talk about playing 60 minutes, and it's a cliche, but this was an example of that today."
The victory gave the Dolphins back-to-back wins for the first time this season, and they beat a division rival for the first time in four tries. Chambers finished with 238 receiving yards, and Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown also had touchdowns for Miami.