Buffalo Bills defense comes up big late in the first half against Dolphins

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In the first five offensive drives between the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, each drive resulted in a touchdown. The Bills took the 21-14 lead and after giving up the second De'Avon Achane rushing touchdown, the defense stepped up big in the second quarter. On the next Dolphins' three offensive drives, they punted twice (both were three-and-out) and then Raheem Mostert coughed it up the defense.

The Bills on the other hand were able to get into the endzone off of a 55 yard pass from Josh Allen to Stefon Diggs. After the Mostert fumble, the Bills managed to get a 53 yard field goal by Tyler Bass to go up 31-14.

Miami suffered a huge loss when left tackle Terron Armstead went down with a lower body injury and slowly walked back to the tunnel.

Buffalo Bills defense comes up big with stops late in the first half against Miami Dolphins

This second quarter was all Buffalo after the Achane touchdown with pressure coming from upfront, good tackling, and a little bit of luck with dropped passes by Dolphins' receivers. After Achane's second touchdown, the Dolphins' offense would gain 52 total yards for the rest of the first half. Tua Tagovailoa was finally sacked late in the half and the Bills would head into the locker room with a 17 point lead.

The biggest question going into this game was figuring out how the Bills' defense would be able to stop this Miami offense. Even though it took them giving up 14 points to start to clamp down, the defense figured out how to limit the big plays in the middle of the field and take away the run game.

Going into the second half, Buffalo will need to continue to slow down the Dolphins and not let them build up any momentum. Miami will start the second half with the ball and will look to figure out how to get past this Bills defense.