Buffalo Bills: Breaking down the turning point in their Week 2 win

Taron Johnson, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports)
Taron Johnson, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports) /

When was the turning point in Week 2 for the Buffalo Bills?

In a game like the one the Buffalo Bills had against the Miami Dolphins, it isn’t necessarily easy to find that key turning point in the game. The reason is that the Buffalo Bills really dominated right from the start of the game.

They were able to force a three and out on the opening drive, followed by a quick touchdown thanks to a long run by Devin Singletary. The Bills then forced a turnover on downs on the Dolphins next drive and the Bills got the ball back, marched right down the field for their second touchdown of the game and an early 14-0 lead.

Turning Point in Week 2 for the Buffalo Bills

The turning point in this game likely came early in the second quarter during a stretch where the two teams combined for five turnovers on six drives. It was the Dolphins turnover though that seemingly was the turning point.

For the first time all game, the Dolphins offense was getting into a rhythm and finally reached the red zone. Jacoby Brissett, who was already in the game for the injured Tua Tagovailoa, found Jakeem Grant on a slant and completed the pass.

However, Taron Johnson did an excellent closing, wrapping up Grant and as he spun him down was able to pop the ball out. The fumble was recovered by Matt Milano and ended any threat of the Dolphins scoring.

While the Bills didn’t do much the remainder of the half, in fact Josh Allen threw an interception on the next drive, the Dolphins really didn’t threaten much from that point forward.

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It felt like any momentum the Dolphins had on that drive swung right back to the Buffalo Bills and they never were able to recover. The Buffalo Bills will look to keep that momentum heading into Week 2 against the Washington Football Team.