MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Miami Dolphins enjoyed quite the emotional high last week Benny Snell Jr. Jersey , defeating despised New England with a double-lateral touchdown that covered 69 yards on the games final play to give their long-shot postseason bid a big lift.On the road in Minnesota, Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins, literally, came crashing back to the turf.The Vikings used a career-high 136 rushing yards and two touchdowns by Dalvin Cook to complement a swarming defense that took down Tannehill behind the line of scrimmage nine times for 71 lost yards in a 41-17 victory on Sunday, tying Miamis franchise record for sacks allowed.All around, starting with me, we werent good enough, Tannehill said.Tannehill, who left the game against New England briefly because of an ankle injury, said afterward he felt fine despite the series of collisions he made with the ground throughout the afternoon. Miamis chance in the AFC wild-card race took the biggest hit, with Baltimore, Indianapolis and Tennessee all winning to move to 8-6 and push the Dolphins (7-7) into ninth place in the conference race.The Dolphins were sacked nine times on Dec. 11, 2011 Zach Gentry Jersey , in a 26-10 loss to Philadelphia, with four against Matt Moore and five on J.P. Losman. They also gave up nine sacks on Oct. 17, 1999, all against Damon Huard after he relieved an injured Dan Marino in a 31-30 victory at New England.Coach Adam Gase, whose team fell to 1-6 on the road this year, put the blame for the awful pass protection largely on the offensive line, running backs and tight ends for not giving Tannehill much of a chance.We just didnt block well enough, Gase said. We knew what we were in for as far as the pass rush. They just beat us.The Vikings saved eight of their sacks for the second half, after Kalen Ballages 75-yard touchdown run on the first snap of the third quarter pulled the Dolphins within 21-17 after theyd fallen behind 21-0.On first-and-10 from Miamis 38, Tannehill was sacked for a 9-yard loss by blitzing linebacker Anthony Barr. Defensive end Danielle Hunter took him down for an 8-yard loss on the next play, putting the Dolphins in an extremely difficult third-and-27 situation. Tannehill completed an 8-yard dumpoff to Danny Amendola, and the Dolphins had to punt. On their five possessions following the rookie Ballages score, the Dolphins netted a staggering minus-27 yards on 16 plays.Personally Nick Bosa Jersey , I played my worst game of the season, said running back Kenyon Drake, the hero of the previous game after he crossed the goal line following a 52-yard slither and scamper through New Englands secondary. I let the team down. I missed a couple key blocks on third down. So youve got to look yourself in the mirror and be motivated to get better.No matter what was going to unfold for the Dolphins down the stretch, topping that Miami Miracle sequence was going to be tough. The way they performed against the Vikings all but cemented that play as the season highlight.Though they fell behind by three touchdowns after Minnesotas first three possessions, the Dolphins insisted they didnt carry any emotional hangover with them this week . The way they rallied from the early deficit offered evidence that this was true, but the way they wilted over the final 28 minutes of the game raised plenty of questions about the direction of the team nearing the end of Gases third year. After going 10-6 and making the playoffs in his rookie season, the Dolphins are 13-17 over the last two years, albeit with Tannehill missing 21 of those 30 games to injury.The Dolphins have been outscored 218-120 in road games this season. Theyre 7-17 away from home under Gase, with 11 losses in their last 12 road games.From my perspective, the guys did a good job of moving on to prepare for Minnesota and not letting it bleed into the next week, Tannehill said. We didnt come out and execute well from the first snap. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) LeSean McCoy is doing his best to remain patient. It hasnt been easy.Buffalos trademark rushing attack has gone missing one month into the season, making things more difficult for a new-look offense trying to find its identity with a rookie quarterback. McCoy has surprisingly been a nonfactor for Buffalo with the running game stuck in neutral.Were just trying to figure it out L.J. Collier Jersey , McCoy said.Getting back to basics in the run game is a point of emphasis for the Bills (1-3) as they look for a much-needed spark. The 31st-ranked offense was expected to lean on McCoy this season, but so far that hasnt been the case. The Bills are 24th in rushing, down from sixth a year ago, and McCoy hasnt been a focal point like in previous years.In three games, McCoy has 85 yards rushing on 21 attempts. He also has eight receptions for 41 yards, giving him 126 yards from scrimmage on the season typical numbers in a single game for McCoy.McCoy did miss one game with a rib injury but was not limited due to the injury in Week 4 against Green Bay, a game in which he saw only five carries.At the end of the day, all I can control is just when I get the ball in my hand, making plays when my number is called, McCoy said. Its as simple as that. Help the team win games. They know I want to be involved. They know I want to get the ball every play, so they know that.The Bills built their offense around McCoy the previous two years and he rewarded them handsomely. A Pro Bowler in five consecutive seasons, McCoy had a career-best average of 5.4 yards per carry in 2016 (along with 1,267 yards Marquise Blair Jersey , the fourth-highest total of his career) and 1,138 rushing yards a season ago, when he helped lead the Bills to their first playoff berth since 1999.Getting McCoy involved would be welcome for Buffalo for a variety of reasons. Not only is McCoy the teams best playmaker, the Bills are looking to take pressure off Josh Allen, who struggled mightily against the Packers. Allen had just 58 yards passing in the first half against Green Bay and finished with 151 yards and two interceptions.The game plan we have to win football games here in Buffalo is manage the game, play great defense, score in the red zone, McCoy said. Its all the small things, give ourselves a chance to win. Thats all I can really say. Were not the first team with a young quarterback. Because with a formula like that, you need a good running game, you need a great defense to help the young quarterback out. And I think we have that.McCoy will need some assistance from the rest of Buffalos struggling offense. The line has had difficulty moving on from Eric Wood, Richie Incognito and Cordy Glenn, who all departed in the offseason. And the wide receivers D.K. Metcalf Jersey , led by the inconsistent Kelvin Benjamin, have had trouble creating separation downfield and catching the ball with consistency.Coach Sean McDermott stressed the need for Buffalo to be better along the line of scrimmage.If you dont win at the line of scrimmage in the run or the pass game, youve got no chance, McDermott said. Thats a football fundamental 101 and we have to win at the line of scrimmage. You go back and you double down on things you believe in: the fundamentals, mindset, the plan. Theres a lot of hands in that, its not just the offensive line. Its every position establishing the line of scrimmage.The task will be difficult on Sunday against Tennessee. The Titans (3-1) have yet to allow a rushing touchdown and have only allowed seven touchdowns total.Weve got to make these adjustments offensively, McDermott said. That running games gotta get going.NOTES: Safeties Micah Hyde (groin) and Rafael Bush (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Bush is considered day to day, while Hyde is week to week. The Bills claimed defensive tackle Jordan Phillips off waivers from Miami and released defensive tackle Robert Thomas. Phillips had a sideline outburst on Sunday in Miamis 38-7 loss to New England and said on his Instagram account Tuesday that he couldnt be happier to leave Miami. Phillips was a second-round pick of the Dolphins in 2015.