Spencer Brown/David Quessenberry
It was a tough day for Spencer Brown and David Quessenberry, who were the Buffalo Bills’ right tackle in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins. Brown would begin the game and struggled when on the field. He gave up a number of pressures, including on one play where Melvin Ingram beat him for a strip sack in the first half that set Miami for a short touchdown drive.
However, it is possible that Brown’s performance wasn’t entirely his fault as he struggled with the heat and was forced to leave early. He would be replaced by David Quessenberry who had a good preseason with the starters while Brown rehabbed from his offseason back procedure.
The hope would be that Quessenberry could come in and give the team a slight boost from what Brown was providing. He didn’t necessarily have a bad game but that side of the offensive line remained a problem as the Dolphins continued to get pressure and the backup tackle made a key mistake late in the game.
After the Bills got the ball back after the Dolphins’ safety, they were getting close to being in field goal range. Unfortunately, Quessenberry would be called for a hold that cost the Bills 10 yards and pushed them too far back to get back into field goal range before the game ended.
The strip sack in the first half and the penalty at the end of the game were two distinct plays that had a major impact on the outcome of this game.