This Sunday saw the Buffalo Bills take on the division rival Miami Dolphins, in an all AFC East matchup, with big in-division implications. This game took place in Miami giving them a huge home field advantage, but that didn’t stop the Bills from playing some of their best football of the year.
The game started with some fireworks when Nikell Robey of all players picked off Ryan Tannehill, and ran it 19 yards back for a touchdown, to open the scoring. Another very good job by a still banged up Bills secondary. The first quarter all featured a Fred Jackson three yard run, as he seems to be taking the majority of the carries from CJ Spiller in the Bills backfield, as he got 11 carries to Spiller’s six. Ryan Tannehill showed up to play in the second quarter, first tossing a touchdown to tight end Charles Clay, then after a Dan Carpenter 39 yard field goal, he threw another big touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Gibson, bringing the game to 17-14 at the half for the Bills.
Ryan Tannehill continued his hot streak as he connected again with Brandon Gibson in the 3rd quarter, for a four yard touchdown, putting the Dolphins up 21-17 as we entered the fourth, but that’s when the Bills played some great football, and ended things. The defense forced two punts, a fumble, and a turnover on downs to end this game, and Dan Carpenter booted through two more field goals, of 20 and 31 yards, to win the game.
The Bills continue to play some great football, and while they may not blow any team out, and win outright, they will always be in a game because of that defense, and that offense is going to really start coming together under Thad Lewis.