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On March 10, 2016, Bushrod signed with the Miami Dolphins and served as their starting right guard. Bushrod was the starting right guard during the 2016 season leading the way for Jay Ajayi to rush for 1,278 yards.
Jay Ajayi (born June 15, 1993) is an English-Nigerian American football running back for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Boise State, and was drafted by the Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Cleveland kicker Cody Parkey missed three field goals in the game, including a potential game winner. After both teams failed on their opening drive of the overtime period, Jay Ajayi capped a three-play, 44-yard drive with an 11-yard run into the end zone to give Miami the win. With the win, the Dolphins improved to 1–2.
On December 24, 2016, Week 16 - in overtime the Bills had a chance to go ahead on a 45-yard field goal, but Dan Carpenter’s attempt went wide right. Three possessions later, the Dolphins got a 57-yard run down the left sideline from Jay Ajayi to set up a game-winning 27-yard field goal to lift the Dolphins over Buffalo 34-31, ending the Bills slim playoff hopes.
Miami needed a 56-yard field goal by Andrew Franks to force overtime, and the combination of a missed Dan Carpenter FG attempt by Buffalo and a 57-yard run by Jay Ajayi set Franks up to make the game-winning kick. This clinched Miami's first 10-win season since 2008, and after the Christmas Night win by Kansas City over Denver, it also led to Miami's first playoff berth in 8 years.
The most famous use in recent years was by Jared Zabransky and Ian Johnson in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl between the undefeated Boise State Broncos and the Oklahoma Sooners. The play, known as "Statue Left" by the Broncos, clinched Boise State a two-point conversion for the overtime victory. The game between the two teams is referred to as one of the closest and most exciting college football games of all time, due in part to the do-or-die nature of this play. It is run in the trips shotgun set. The Sooners saw another Statue of Liberty play in their September 6, 2008, game against the Cincinnati Bearcats. Bearcats quarterback Dustin Grutza handed off to John Goebel, but the Sooners stopped Goebel for only a short gain. The Broncos executed the same play nearly eight years later - once against the Wyoming Cowboys and also while facing the Arizona Wildcats in the Fiesta Bowl. Both plays resulted in touchdowns for Jay Ajayi.
During an October 23, 2016 match-up between the two teams, the Bills had a 17–6 lead at one point in the third quarter, but a career game from Miami running back Jay Ajayi helped the Dolphins to come back in the fourth quarter, winning 28–25. Ajayi became just the fourth running back in NFL history to rush for 200 yards in back-to-back games, as he had rushed for over 200 in the prior game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The game also featured a hit on Bills safety Aaron Williams from Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry that prematurely ended Williams' season. On December 24, 2016, the Dolphins won their first game in Buffalo since 2011. The Dolphins won a close game 34–31 in overtime to move to 10–5 on the year and clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2008 with a Denver Broncos loss the next day. Buffalo, on the other hand, was eliminated from the postseason with the loss despite posting a franchise record 589 yards of offense in a single game.
The Steelers traveled to Miami to take on the Dolphins. In the first quarter, the Dolphins struck first when Andrew Franks kicked a 30-yard field goal for a 3–0 lead. The Steelers got on the board later on in the quarter taking the lead when Darrius Heyward-Bey ran for a 60-yard touchdown (with a successful 2-point conversion) for an 8–3 game. In the second quarter, it was all Dolphins as they closed out the half by first coming within 2 when Franks kicked a 23-yard field goal to make the score 8–6. The Dolphins eventually took the lead back when Franks kicked another 30-yard field goal for an 9–8 game. They would move ahead by a touchdown when Damien Williams ran for one from a yard out to take a 16–8 lead at halftime. In the third quarter, the Dolphins got back to work when Jay Ajayi ran for a 1-yard touchdown to make the score 23–8 for the only score of the period. The Steelers tried to rally when Ben Roethlisberger found Cobi Hamilton on a 23-yard touchdown pass shortening their deficit to 8, 23–15. Though the Steelers' rush defense stalled with less than a minute left in the game and Ajayi ran for a 62-yard touchdown to seal the game with the final score 30–15.
Against their rival Dolphins, the Patriots raced out to an early domination. After taking the opening kick-off, the Patriots stormed 75 yards in just 8 plays scoring on quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's 12-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Danny Amendola for an early 7–0 lead. After a Dolphins three-and-out, the Patriots raced 75-yards in just 7 plays, on a nearly identical drive, and Garroppolo found tight end Martellus Bennett on a 20-yard touchdown pass for a 14–0 lead just eight-and-a-half minutes into the game. After another Dolphins failed to move the ball again, the Patriots marched 76-yards in over 6 minutes with another Amendola touchdown catch extending the Patriots lead to 21–0 a few plays into the second quarter. This would be his second touchdown catch. After a series of punts the Patriots reached their 43, but Amendola fumbled at the Dolphins 42 after a 15-yard reception and linebacker Kiko Alonso recovered at the Dolphins 42. However, two plays later wide receiver Jarvis Landry lost a fumble with defensive end Chris Long recovering at the Patriots 48. On the fifth play of the drive, Garoppolo was driven to the ground by Alonso on a completion to wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell and Garoppolo suffered a shoulder injury that required transportation to Massachusetts General Hospital; he finished with 232 yards and three touchdowns. Rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett took over and running back LeGarrette Blount drove the Patriots to the Dolphins 16 and placekicker Stephen Gostkowski finished the drive with a 34-yard field goal for a 24–0 lead. Four plays into the Dolphins next possession, Jamie Collins intercepted quarterback Ryan Tannehill and returned it 13-yards to the Dolphins 49. However, the Dolphins defense forced the Patriots to go three-and-out and the Dolphins finally got on the board. Storming 77-yards in just under a minute and placekicker Andrew Franks got the Dolphins on the board with a 27-yard field goal just before halftime, trimming the deficit to 24-3. The Dolphins stormed out of the gate in the second half, reaching the Patriots 34, but running back Jay Ajayi fumbled and linebacker Jonathan Freeny recovered for the Patriots. The Patriots took advantage by racing 68 yards in just 5 plays to score on a 9-yard touchdown run by Blount, increasing their lead to 31-3 and seemingly put the game away. The Dolphins responded with a 7 play, 75-yard drive being capped off with Tannehill bombing a 24-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Kenny Stills, trimming the deficit to 31–10. After a Patriots three-and-out, the Dolphins stormed 88 yards in a mere 5 plays, aided by a pass interference penalty on Logan Ryan, scoring on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Tannehill to Jordan Cameron, trimming the deficit to just 31–17 early in the fourth quarter. The Patriots drove to the Dolphins 35 on their next possession, but a penalty and near lost fumble forced the Patriots to punt. The Dolphins continued their scoring barrage, storming 74 yards more yards, and scoring on a 7-yard touchdown run from rookie running back Kenyan Drake. The Patriots had gone from leading by 28 in the third quarter to leading by just 7 with 6:06 remaining in the game. The Patriots drove all the way to the Dolphins 21 on their next drive, but Gostkowski missed a 39-yard field goal wide right that would've put the game away 1:04 remaining. The Dolphins stormed to the Patriots 29, but Tannehill was intercepted by safety Duron Harmon in the endzone with 0:02 left to seal the win for the Patriots.