Dolphins vs Bills Recap


Photo by Sam Navarro, USA Today Sports

Written By Chad Hahn


The Buffalo Bills got the ball first and drove down the field with a nice balanced attack that ended up in a 51 field goal by kicker Steven Haushka to start the game leading 3-0 at Hard Rock Stadium.


After Miami’s first possession ended in a three and out, Buffalo drove down the field once again after a great starting field position that ended in a 34-yard field goal to take an early 6-0 lead over Miami.


After another failed drive by Miami, the Bills led by Josh Allen went up and down the field on the Dolphins defense ending in a 40-yard touchdown throw to John Brown taking a commanding early lead against the Dolphins 13-0 on the road.


As Miami’s offense continued to flounder against the Bills as they regained possession and drove down the field and kicked yet another field goal by Steven Hauschka‘s third field goal of the day taking and the lead 16 to 0 in the middle second quarter.


On the ensuing possession, the Miami Dolphins got a spark when Ryan Fitzpatrick hit Devante Parker over the middle for a 50 yard gain to take it down in the red zone and it was capped off later on by a rushing touchdown from Kalen Ballage cutting the Bills lead 16 to 7.


Dolphins coach Brian Flores was aggressive and on the ensuing kick off as he called an aggressive onside kick and it was recovered by the Dolphins unfortunately for them on the first play afterwords Fitzpatrick hits Allen Hurns down the center who was streaking down the center middle of the field for a huge gain and then lost the handle of the ball as he was going towards the red zone fumbling the ball without any contact resulting in the Bills recovering the fumble.


The Bills capitalize off of that turnover going downfield after a big run from running back Devon Singletary and the drive was capped off by a 23-yard touchdown pass from Josh Allen to rookie 3rd round tight end Dawson Knox that increased the Bills lead to 23- 7 right before halftime.


On the ensuing kickoff, wide receiver Jakeem Grant returned the kick-off 101 yards all the way to electrify the crowd on that long touchdown return cutting the lead before halftime down to 23 to 14 Buffalo.


After the Dolphins’ first second-half possession resulted in a punt, the Bills drove down the field will a long drive resulting in a scrambling 8-yard touchdown run from quarterback Josh Allen to extend the lead to 30 to 14 Buffalo.


As the Dolphins were trying to mount a comeback and they drove down the field and were able to put a touchdown on the board as they got a touchdown run from Jakeem Grant cutting the lead to 30-20 Buffalo, they did attempt a 2 point conversion but it fell short.


On the ensuing drive the Buffalo Bills led by quarterback Josh Allen displayed a high tempo offense instead of slowing it down as they drove down the field as he hit John Brown for his second touchdown of the afternoon to nearly put the nail in the coffin as the Bills take a commanding lead in the fourth quarter 37 to 20.


After a few back-and-forth possessions in garbage time, no one else is able to score so the visiting Buffalo Bills defeated the Miami Dolphins for the second time this year. 37 to 20.


So, in conclusion, the Buffalo Bills were able to get a season sweep against the rival Miami Dolphins also ending their 2 game winning streak.


Uncharacteristically the Miami Dolphins who came into this contest the lowest penalized team in the league had some on uncharacteristic penalties. In addition, the Buffalo Bills pass rush was far too much for the Dolphins offense offensive line as they pressured quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick all day long. The Dolphins defense also was not able to contain quarterback Josh Allen as the bills had a perfect game plan against the Dolphins defense. Wide receiver John Brown had a field day against the Dolphins secondary scoring two touchdowns as well. As much as the Dolphins tried to win this football game the Buffalo Bills were just too well-coached and executed too well for the Dolphins to overcome the Bills.