Miami forces another punt from the Buffalo offense coming out of the quarter change and ends up with great field position, taking over on their own 42-yard line. I get the vibe something good might happen!
I was wrong. Tua Tagovailoa gets sacked for a huge loss on first down. And again on second down. Miami gets a decent completion off to Jaylen Waddle, but that doesn’t do nearly enough for the first and their great field position is thrown away from poor offensive line play. Buffalo takes over on their 10-yard line. Miami’s defense forces another 3 and out and Buffalo punts. Miami once again gets great field position but the ways things are going today, I don’t want to get my hopes up.
I was right, it was the worst-case scenario! Myles Gaskin breaks off a big run but loses the football at the end of it and Buffalo gets the ball on Miami’s 44-yard line. Buffalo’s offense looks much better with this great field position and Josh Allen hits Emmanuel Sanders for the go-ahead touchdown. Miami goes three and out. This is going to be a really long simulation.
At least this defense! Miami sacks Allen on first and third down of their drive to force Buffalo to punt yet again. This is a battle of the punters, which we all know makes for must-watch television! Miami takes over at the 30-yard line. And then they punt again.
Allen and the Bills seem to get their offense going and the Bills are able to move down the field easily, picking up a bunch of chunk yards through the air. They finish their drive with a 14-yard strike to Cole Beasley for a touchdown to extend their lead. Miami needs a response to round out the half. Guess what? Tua drops back to pass and throws an interception giving the Bills back deep in Miami territory. Miami thankfully forces a field goal instead of giving up a touchdown, but that was the worst possible way to end the half.