Buffalo Bills Hand Out No Treats To Miami Dolphins In Their Halloween Victory

Buffalo Bills Hand Out No Treats To Miami Dolphins In Their Halloween Victory

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Buffalo Bills Hand Out No Treats To Miami Dolphins In Their Halloween Victory

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After losing to the Tennessee Titans before their bye week, the Buffalo Bills rebounded with a 25-11 win over the Miami Dolphins. The Bills were expected to come into this matchup and have it go the same way it did the first time the two teams met, yet it was a defensive game to start. 

The game did not start ideal for the Bills offense, they went to Devin Singletary who gained five yards over two plays and Josh Allen missed his first pass to make it a quick three-and-out. The Bills defense started off slow as well allowing Tua Tagovailoa to complete 4-of-7 passes for 38 yards and Myles Gaskin to rush for 18 yards, yet step up big time in the red zone to get the stop at Buffalo’s 18 and Jason Sanders missed a 36-yard field goal. 

The next for the Bills offense was slowed down by the Dolphins defense again, the most explosive play was a 34-yard run by Allen. Yet five of nine of the Bills plays to start have been run plays and the Dolphins did a great job at stopping them. The Bills drive stalled and led to them attempting a field goal by Tyler Bass which was successful from 57-yards to get the first score on the board and the only score of the first quarter.

On the Bills third possession of the game, they finally started to get the passing game going with passes to Gabriel Davis, Stefon Diggs, and Cole Beasley for 20-yards, but on 3-and-1 they attempted to run the ball and Zack Moss lost a yard on the play forcing another punt.

The Bills defense had their bend don’t break mentality step up huge on the Dolphins final possession of the first half. At the Bills 12-yard line the offense fumbles and Micah Hyde recovers the ball to close out the half with the score being tied at 3-3. The offense for the Bills in total only had 122 total yards, while the Dolphins had 172 total yards. 

With 9:00 left in the third quarter, the Bills offense finally found its rhythm after a 15-yard pass to Beasley. From there the drive would be 13-plays for 80 yards and would end in a pass from Allen to Davis for the first touchdown of the day.

After the Bills defense forced another three-and-out for the Dolphins, the Bills established another long drive that took nine plays and ended with Allen connecting with Diggs on a 19-yard touchdown to extend their lead to 17-3. Beasley helped set up the score with catches of 17 and 11 yards. 

With 10:10 on the clock, the Dolphins offense found its rhythm. Tagovailoa with his helmet coming off completed a 40-yard pass to Mike Gesicki to the Bills four yard line and it set up a run by Tagovailoa for their first touchdown of the day. They then complete a two-point conversion to Gesicki to make the game 17-11.

Tagovailoa and the Dolphins offense could not replicate the success they had on the previous drive as Tagovailoa was intercepted by Jordan Poyer at the Dolphins 11-yard line. This would lead to a seven-yard touchdown run by Allen to seal the game away. 

The game would go on to be Cole Beasley’s best game of the season so far with 10 receptions for 110 yards. Allen would finish completing 29-of-42 passes for 249 yards, three touchdowns and led the team in rushing with 55 yards.

With the win, the Bills now advance to 5-2 and will get ready to head to Florida next Sunday to face the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Miami Dolphins now at 1-7 will face questions with the trade deadline approaching, some that include the team they face next the Houston Texans.

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