Buffalo Bills offense needs more production on first down
This next point is in line with the first one because the Buffalo Bills had a few penalties on first down which would set the offense back into 1st and 15 or worse. However, it wasn't always penalties that were the problem on the early down.
Against the Washington Commanders, the Bills lined up on first down a total of 26 times, and 16 of those plays resulted in three or fewer yards. When teams are able to limit yards on first down, it puts the offense on their heels and gives the defense more opportunities to get pressure on quarterbacks as the Bills have to run longer developing plays to pick up more yards.
The good news is that this didn't impact the Buffalo Bills too much against the Washington Commanders and their defense wasn't able to capitalize. The Bills were able to put together long drives that ate up big chunks of time.
The best way to limit the impact of the Dolphins offense is to keep them off the field with long, extended drives that end in touchdowns. This helps the Buffalo Bills dictate the flow of the game and in turn, forces the Dolphins into taking more risks in playing catch up.