The Miami Dolphins didn’t bother to show up on Sunday losing to the Buffalo Bills 19-0. It frankly should have been higher if not for a few errant passes by Thad Lewis who is 2-0 against the Dolphins this year. Ryan Tannehill got hit, then got hit some more on just about every play that wasn’t handed off to a running back. Sacked a total of seven times.
The Dolphins never had a chance in this game.
Tannehill finished the game with a bum knee and a QBR in the low 50′s. Matt Moore impressed on one throw but followed up with two interceptions which nicely padded the Buffalo stats. Miami was so pathetic on the day they only crossed the 50 twice and both times they failed to get into field position. At one point, the team had six three and outs on eight first half series.
With the playoffs in their control the Dolphins now find themselves legitimately looking at elimination by the seven tonight. The Cincinnati Bengals won big in their game against the Vikings and coupled with the Miami loss have now clinched the playoffs. Miami now needs Baltimore to lose and San Diego to win. A win by Baltimore and a loss by San Diego eliminates the Dolphins who frankly don’t deserve to be mathematically alive after today’s game.
After the cursing and throwing of objects subside, Miami fans will take a deep breath and look to next week to see what needs to happen but for right now, no one really cares. It was a very bad performance by a team who held their own future securely in their hands. It’s not anymore.