When the Buffalo Bills needed the ball back, Mario Williams knocked it loose.
The Dolphins kicking job had been manned by Dan Carpenter for the last few years, but when the team drafted Caleb Sturgis, the veteran wasn’t long for the job. It didn’t help Carpenter’s cause that he was owed more than $3 million this season. Sturgis beat out Carpenter and was the only place-kicker in training camp Thursday, but he wasn’t about to gloat.
The Miami Dolphins were having a kicking competition in the first few weeks of training camp, but apparently that competition is over with the less expensive player winning.
Despite spending more than $200 million in contracts during the 2013 offseason, the Miami Dolphins appear to be in decent salary cap space heading into training camp and the 2014 season.
The Miami Dolphins are finishing their fourth straight non-playoff season. The New England Patriots have clinched their fourth consecutive AFC East title. So what’s there to play for in Sunday’s regular-season finale? Plenty, both teams say.
The Dolphins may struggle against the Bills this weekend, as they could be without their best receiver and will definitely be playing without their star kicker on Sunday.
With Dan Carpenter not playing the rest of the year, the Miami Dolphins addressed their kicking needs by signing the most accurate kicker in NFL history.
The New England Patriots routinely dominate the AFC East, and this season is proving to be no different. After their latest division victory turned into a laugher, the Patriots look to clinch their ninth East title in 10 seasons by beating the Miami Dolphins for a fifth consecutive time Sunday.
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner stood in the end zone taunting the crowd, while coach Pete Carroll pumped his fist and slapped players on the back in jubilation. Neither saw the flag that had been thrown.
Dan Carpenter kicked a 43-yard field goal on the final play Sunday, and the Miami Dolphins scored 17 points in the last 8:08 to rally past the Seattle Seahawks 24-21.