In their second consecutive division game, the Buffalo Bills traveled down to Hard Rock Stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins looking to get to 2-0 on the year. In an anticipated matchup between these two upcoming teams of the AFC East, it was Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen who led the way to a 31-28 victory over the Dolphins with his best game of his young career.
Allen has had most of his success against the Dolphins since being drafted by the Bills. He is 4-1 against the Dolphins and has thrown for 14 touchdowns with only three interceptions. That dominance continued in Week 2 as Allen set another career high with 417 passing yards and four touchdowns with no turnovers. He also completed 68 percent of his throws. Throwing to four different receivers for a touchdown each, Allen was able to spread the ball around to his weapons, causing stress to a Dolphins secondary who lost Byron Jones early in the first quarter due to injury.
Through the first two weeks of the season, Allen has managed to put up 729 passing yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions while completing just under 70 percent of his throws.
The Allen to Stefon Diggs connection sparked which moved the chains for the offense and ended in six points. Diggs reeled in eight catches for 153 yards a his first touchdown as a member of the Bills. He was targeted 13 times so he served as Allen’s go-to man.
Repeat of Week 1 Offense:
The Bills went with a pass-happy offense against the Dolphins, much like the same way they were against the New York Jets. Minimum times running the ball is not the way the Bills usually operate the offense. Devin Singletary led the team with ten carries 56 yards.
Singletary and Zack Moss were limited each in the run game, but when given the opportunity they did not waste a chance.
This marks the second week that the Bills went with a pass-first mindset, opening up the field for Diggs, John Brown and Cole Beasley.
The Bills offense has been rolling the past two weeks and with a confident Allen making the big time throws, the passing game has lived up to expectations so far. Allen had a good game last week, and he had a great game this week. The Bills now have picked up two division wins early in the season and will carry on that momentum.
Will we see the running game be implemented more as the season goes on? We will have to wait and see. The Bills are back at home next week to host the Los Angeles Rams.