The Buffalo Bills end winning streak, lose to Miami Dolphins on the road.
Buffalo came into this game as the hottest team in the league. All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy injured his hamstring this week during practice and it looked like he might miss this game, however, he was able to suit up. First round pick Shaq Lawson saw his first action of the season. Wide receiver Justin Hunter got his first start of the year as well. All this combined was not enough today.
The first quarter got off with the Dolphins scoring a 36-yard field goal on their first drive to take a 3-0 lead. After not doing anything on their first possession, the Bills were able to tie the game up with a 29-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter to end the quarter.
The second quarter opened with the Bills driving down the field and scoring on a touchdown run by Tyrod Taylor to take a 10-3 lead. Miami answered back by scoring a 33-yard field goal to make the score 10-6 late in the first half.
The Bills started the second half by going nowhere on their first drive and punting the ball. After back to back punts for both teams, the Bills came out and scored on a 67-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Goodwin to take a 17-6 lead midway through the 3rd quarter. Miami answered back with a 4-yard touchdown run to make the score 17-14 after a two-point conversion at the end of the third quarter.
The fourth quarter saw Miami trying to mount a comeback. Buffalo was struggling on offense and Miami was able to run the ball at will all day. After giving up over 200 yards rushing to Jay Ajayi, running back Damien Williams scored on a 12-yard rushing touchdown to take the lead 21-17 late in the fourth. With about two minutes left in the game, Ryan Tannehill threw a 66-yard touchdown pass to give the Dolphins a 28-17 lead.
The Bills were able to make it close with a last-minute score by Reggie Bush with 14 seconds left in the game. The Bills were forced to go for two to make the difference in the game a field goal. Taylor hit Bush on the play action pass reducing Miami’s lead to three points. The Bills did not have a very good onside attempt which was recovered by Miami and that will be the game. Miami 28 – Buffalo 25.
The Bills did not play their best game today. They were due for a letdown game. In order to get back to their winning ways, they will need LeSean McCoy healthy and the defense to play better than they did today.
How bad of a loss was this? What do you think Bills fans?