Miami, FL (Sports Network) - The Miami Dolphins kept their slim playoff hope alive Sunday with a 24-10 win over the Buffalo Bills, but it lasted only for a few minutes.
Moments after the Dolphins finished off their second straight victory, the Cincinnati Bengals ended Miami's faint postseason chances with a 13-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Dolphins (7-8) needed to finish in a three-way tie with Cincinnati and Pittsburgh at 8-8 to claim the AFC's final wild card spot. A Pittsburgh win would have kept Miami alive heading into next week's regular-season finale at New England.
Instead, Cincinnati wrapped up the last spot and it will be a fourth straight non-playoff season for the Dolphins, who prevailed Sunday thanks to three touchdowns from Reggie Bush.