3 things we learned in the Miami Dolphins heartbreaking loss to the Bills

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In the most important parts of the game, the defense crushes the Miami Dolphin’s chances.

Two weeks in a row the Dolphin’s defense gave up 7 points before the half instead of 3 points.

Last week it was the extremely stupid 3rd and goal prevent defense from the 17 that netted the Chargers 16 yards and encouraged them to go for the TD, which they got.

Last night, there was under a minute left in the half and the Bills had the ball at the Dolphin’s 45. The worst part was that I was terrified that they would get a TD and not a FG. I shouldn’t feel like that. I should feel that we all know they have to pass the ball so that favors us. But it somehow doesn’t.

And what happens, Josh Allen, easily, marches his team down the field, and then with 8 seconds left he scrambles to his right and throws across his body to James Cook for the score. It was the same kind of pass we saw him do a few weeks ago and everyone lost their minds. He did it again.

You prevent that TD because the time was out, and the score is 14-13 heading into the half. Instead, it was 21-13.

Earlier on the 3rd and 17, I literally had no faith that Miami would prevent them from getting it. What happens, Gabe Davis runs a predictable hook against cover-3 and Allen throws a dart to him.

I realize the defense, in the back end is thin and getting thinner. But we can’t have these lapses, where we know what’s going to happen. What we know is coming needs to be stopped. Josh Boyer has to find a way.

It just makes me think that this defense can’t handle the big moments against the real teams. I don’t know what else I’m supposed to think about that.