The Buffalo Bills (7-3) get their seventh win of the season after defeating the Miami Dolphins (2-8) 37-20. With this dominating win, the Bills bump themselves up to 7-3 on the season and they humble the Dolphins after their last two victories. They bounce back from last week’s loss vs Cleveland and they make a statement win. The Bills have more than likely played their last game against the Dolphins this season and they complete the season sweep.
The Bills took an early 16-0 lead and never looked back. After two field goals by Stephen Hauschka, Josh Allen hooked up with John Brown for the first touchdown of the game. Brown would become Allen’s main target throughout the game.
This was not only a must win game for the Bills, but the offense needed to make a statement. The offense looked great and the defense shined in all four quarters.
Allen had himself a big game through the air and on the ground. He would finish the game going 21/33 with 253 yards through the air and three touchdowns. Two to Brown and one to the rookie tight end Dawson Knox. Allen also added on 56 yards on the ground a touchdown.
He was on rhythm all day, made little to no mistakes and his offensive line protected him all four quarters. This is the Allen that makes the big plays and moves the chains.
It look as if the Bills have their true number one option for Allen. Brown was targeted 14 times and he would reel in nine catches for 137 yards and two touchdowns. He smoked the Dolphins’ secondary all game long and could not be contained. His first touchdown pass would be caught in the first quarter and his second in the fourth quarter.
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With this performance, Brown is looking to have himself a career year with the Bills. If Allen can keep connecting with Brown, he could be the first Bills receiver with over 1,000 receiving yards for the first time since Sammy Watkins back in 2015.
Make that seven sacks that Ryan Fitzpatrick had to endure today by this unit. The Bills defense stepped up big today after their last few weeks of vulnerability. Even with Fitzpatrick racking up 323 yards through the air, he never once threw one pass for a score. The defense as a unit only gave up 13 points (Jakeem Grant returned a kickoff for 101 yards).
The big men upfront took over the game early and the Dolphins’ offensive line had no answers to them. The Bills defense gave up two touchdowns on the ground but only allowed 23 rushing yards in the game. A big improvement for this defense is a good sign moving forward.
This Bills offense has the potential to make big plays and not depend on the defense late in games. Devin Singletary would be let loose today and even with his two fumbles, he still made an impact on moving the chains.
If this defense can keep locking down opponents, the Bills will be in good position heading into December.
The Bills are back at home next week to host the Denver Broncos for what should be a good game to observe.
-Brandon Ray is a Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage and covers the Buffalo Bills. Make sure to follow Brandon on Twitter at @brandon_ray79 and @FPC_Bills for Bills coverage.