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Derek Gee, Associated Press
Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush rushes against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.

MIAMI — His team lost its first seven games and his coach got canned, but by many measures this has become Reggie Bush's best year.

Bush ran for a career-best 203 yards in Sunday's victory at Buffalo, which left him 27 yards shy of his first 1,000-yard season. He also had a career-high 25 carries, further evidence to disprove skeptics who long questioned his durability.

The Dolphins (5-9) face wholesale changes this offseason, but they're set at running back, where Bush has showed he can remain healthy and productive handling a full load.

The Dolphins have kept giving Bush the ball this year and he has begun finding room to run. In the past 10 games he has rushed for 854 yards, averaging 5.5 per attempt.

Miami plays at New England Saturday.