Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Dolphins crash back down to Earth, 48-20

The Dolphins were unceremoniously brought back to Earth but the Buffalo Bills on Sunday 48-20. Just 7 days ago the Dolphins scored an historic 70 points, but this week they could only muster 6 points after their first two offensive drives.

By contrast the Bills were almost unstoppable scoring on 5 of their 7 first half possessions, one of which was a kneel down to end the half at 31-14.

The second half offered no respite for the Dolphins despite scoring on their opening possession. The Bills answered that score with a FG, and then following a Tua interception on the next drive as the Dolphins started to look desperate, Buffalo scored touchdowns on their next two possessions to end any hope of a comeback.

NOT LAST WEEKS DOLPHINS OFFENCE

It was a far cry from last weeks high-flying, almost unstoppable offence, with Tua attempting only 2 passes over 20 yards down the field and one of those was a horrendous decision and was picked off. But there’s no reasons to panic, Miami is 3-1 heading back home for two easy looking matchups.

It was a sobering game for the Dolphins who are looking to take Buffalo’s crown in the East. After the game Mike McDaniel had this to say, “They made some adjustments, and we didn’t. It was compounding. After the first couple drives it was a struggle. We’ll all look in the mirror.”

There was a lot of blame to go around on Sunday, but there’s no reason to believe this Miami team won’t bounce back quickly next week at home to the Giants.

Miami DolphinsBuffalo Bills
1st Downs2024
Passing 1st downs1214
Rushing 1st downs88
1st downs from penalties02
3rd down efficiency3-105-10
4th down efficiency0-30-0
Total Plays5856
Total Yards393414
Total Drives1112
Yards per Play6.87.4
Passing251310
Comp-Att25-3521-25
Yards per pass6.411.5
Interceptions thrown10
Sacks-Yards Lost4-312-10
Rushing142104
Rushing Attempts1929
Yards per rush7.53.6
Red Zone (Made-Att)3-45-6
Penalties8-984-20
Turnovers20
Fumbles lost10
Interceptions thrown10
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession29:3830:22

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