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CBS cut to a commercial as Bills coach Sean McDermott challenged a sideline catch. McDermott lost the challenge and then Dolphins then scored a touchdown, but Bills fans had to take the Internet’s word for it. 

Citing technical difficulties, CBS lost the feed of the game and switched to the Broncos-Steelers game. CBS ran a crawl at the bottom of the screen, saying the broadcast would return to Miami as soon as the issue was resolved. The TV truck in Miami apparently lost power.

A CBS spokeswoman said, “The network was informed there was a power outage in a quadrant of the stadium that impacted the television trucks. We had to power our trucks back up after the outage and got back as soon as possible.”

The Bills’ radio broadcast remained on the air, with John Murphy and Steve Tasker working from Bills Stadium and watching the game on large

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‘Technical difficulties’ cut CBS’ Dolphins-Bills feed in 1st half and everyone had jokes

It was the ultimate nightmare for a network on Sunday: Losing the feed of an NFL game.

CBS couldn’t air about four minutes of actual game time of the Dolphins-Bills game on Sunday because of a loss of power in a quadrant of Hard Rock Stadium.

The technical difficulties took the game off the air late in the first quarter and early in the second quarter.

“I’m wondering if they didn’t pay the electric bill down there in Miami,” joked Rich Gannon, who was calling the Pittsburgh Steelers-Denver Broncos game, which CBS cut to following the outage.

The outage forced Dolphins fans to miss some good and some bad.

Wide receiver DeVante Parker caught a touchdown at the end of the first quarter and rookie cornerback Noah Igbinoghene recovered a fumble, but Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs also caught a touchdown to put Buffalo ahead by seven in the second

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Power outage at Hard Rock Stadium forces Bills-Dolphins game off air on CBS

Update: The power is back but lightning has delayed the game in the third quarter with Buffalo up 17-7. 

Everything was going well for the Buffalo Bills in the first quarter. Josh Allen carves up the Dolphins’ defense on his second possession, accounting for 96 of the team’s 97 yards on the touchdown drive.

It appeared head coach Sean McDermott may win a challenge on a play that was called a 26-yard completion by Miami quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to wide receiver Preston Williams to the Bills’ 1-yard line. 

Then things got dark for the Bills. Literally.

CBS returned from its commercial break at 1:35 p.m. and notified viewers that a power outage at Hard Rock Stadium was temporarily forcing coverage to be switched to the Denver Broncos vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game. 

What Bills fans couldn’t see, and maybe it is better that way, was the reception by Preston Williams was

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