Christie is the late saviour for Buffalo

Halfway through the season the AFC East Division is very tight, with no side undefeated. Three teams are tied at the top on six wins and two defeats after Sunday night's results, which saw Indianapolis and Miami win and the New York Jets lose.

Halfway through the season the AFC East Division is very tight, with no side undefeated. Three teams are tied at the top on six wins and two defeats after Sunday night's results, which saw Indianapolis and Miami win and the New York Jets lose.

The Colts beat Detroit 30-18 as they overcame five second-half turnovers. The Dolphins rallied from 17-0 down to beat Green Bay 28-20, while Buffalo ended the Jets' late-game surge with a last-second field goal by Steve Christie to win 23-20.

"I told our team that this was the game as far as the rest of our season was concerned," the Bills' coach Wade Phillips said. "I don't think we could have lost this one and had a chance of being where we want to be."

Tampa Bay ended a run of four defeats with a 41-13 rout of Minnesota, ending the Vikings' perfect season.

"We're still 7-1 [seven wins and one defeat]. We're not discouraged - we're disappointed," the Vikings' coach, Dennis Green, said. "It's not the first time any of us has lost."

In the NFC Central, after, Green Bay Packers led by 17 points, Miami Dolphins answered with four consecutive touchdowns to win 28-20.

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