The Miami Dolphins wasted no time taking control of today’s game against the reeling Buffalo Bills. After giving up a first drive field goal to the visiting Bills, the Dolphins shut down their division rival for the rest of the game. In the process they extended their streak of quarters without giving up a TD to 12.
Today’s game showcased the resilience of Matt Moore who has steadily improved over the last three weeks. After his amazing performance against KC, Moore has simply played with confidence and while he has not replicated those KC numbers, he has become a leader on this team. At some point, if this kind of play continues, his name is going to start being mentioned as next years starting option.
The Dolphins didn’t just play offense where they spread the ball around. TD catches by Davone Bess, Anthony Fasano, and Charles Clay were mixed in with a Reggie Bush run and a special teams blocked punt for a TD. The last time the Dolphins blocked a punt for a TD was in 1990. 21 years ago. It was an all around effort for the Dolphins who have won their first three games in a row since 2008.
The game further makes fans scratch their heads as they wonder where this team was for the first seven weeks of the season that saw them winless. Miami’s play is reminiscent of the 2005 season under Nick Saban where Miami started 3-7 and finished with six straight wins to finish 9-7. If these Phins finish with nine straight, it will be a far more impressive feat. Unfortunately it’s still a little too late for the playoffs.
While the Dolphins will enjoy this very lopsided victory, they will need to get rested in a hurry as they play the Cowboys on Thursday in a Thanksgiving showdown. Dallas, at the time of this writing (at games end) was locked in a battle with NFC West opponent Washington. That game is in overtime.
The Dolphins have outscored their last three opponents by a combine 86 to 20.