Dolphins lose big to Bills…again
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and VP of Football Mike Tannenbaum can stop talking about still making the playoffs. It isn’t happening. The Miami Dolphins didn’t just lose another game, they lost 33-17. It was so bad that the Bills, with the ball on the Miami five yard line, took a knee at the 2:00 warning.
Miami came into the game needing to win to keep pace in the AFC but after Miami forced a punt on the first series, they surrendered another out of the end zone safety on the next play and it was downhill from there. The Dolphins never once sniffed a lead through the entire game. It was a poor showing for a team that only three weeks ago was playing at very high level emotionally.
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The Dolphins generated enough offense to win the game and didn’t turn the ball over but once again they couldn’t close the scoring. Combined the Dolphins rushed for over 100 yards and Lamar Miller caught seven passes for 97 yards. He scored on two runs. Jarvis Landry who is simply the best physical player for the Dolphins caught 11 passes for 66 yards.
Defensively it was another gut wrenching game. The Defense played well at times but they had no answer for wide-receiver Sammy Watkins, 8-168, or rookie running back Karlos Williams, 9-132 and two TD’s. Everytime the Dolphins seem to be getting on the right track, breakdowns served to add to the deficit.
One thing that has become a major concern is the constant penalties in the return game. The penalty yards do not tell the whole story as the Dolphins continued to start deep in Bills territory and one penalty negated a 30 plus yard return by Damien Williams.
Overall the Dolphins simply played enough to keep fans hoping they could pull out a win but in the end they drop their 4th consecutive game in Orchard Park, NY dating back to 2011. Ryan Tannehill threw for over 300 yards and no interceptions but it was far from enough to matter. In his time with the Dolphins, Tannehill is 2-6 all-time against the Bills.