Buffalo Bills convert a fourth down for an early 7-0 lead over the Dolphins

Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Buffalo Bills for the third straight game this season, and eight straight games dating back to last year, build an early lead with a touchdown on the opening drive but it took a fourth down play to find the end zone. The Bills opened the game with Josh Allen throwing a deep pass to wide receiver Stefon Diggs that got them to mid-field.

However, after that play it was almost exclusively running back Devin Singletary and fullback Reggie Gilliam that were able to move the ball down the field. Singletary caught a quick pass that he would pick up 19 yards. Reggie Gilliam would then have back to back receptions that went for 14 yards and then eight yards.

However, once the Bills got inside the 10 yard line the offense wasn’t nearly as effective. Stefon Diggs caught a pass that lost yards but Miami Dolphins’ Xavien Howard was called for unnecessary roughness that gave Buffalo a first down.

The next play was notable and one worth watching this week as Josh Allen mishandled a snap but was able to recover the ball. The Bills don’t have Mitch Morse this week as he is dealing with an injury and he is replaced by Greg Van Roten.

The Bills haven’t had many of these plays with a veteran like Morse at center but Van Roten isn’t nearly as experienced.

Devin Singletary finds the end zone for the Buffalo Bills on fourth down

After a scramble by Josh Allen, the Buffalo Bills faced a fourth down from the two-yard line. The Bills have shown to be aggressive in these situations earlier in the year but with the secondary missing key players, this seemed like a no-brainer.

The Bills would end up finding the end zone with Josh Allen throwing a pass to Devin Singletary for the first touchdown.

The Buffalo Bills will need to continue to remain this aggressive if they want to come away with a win against the Miami Dolphins.