DOLPHINS DESTROY BUFFALO BILLS 35-8
The Dolphins are officially hot. After starting the season 0-7, the team has rolled off three consecutive blowout wins, with the most recent victim, the Buffalo Bills. After going into Kansas City and knocking off the hot Chiefs 31-3, they came home last week to beat the Washington Redskins 20-9 and today hammered the Bills 35-8.
Dolphins Quarterback Matt Moore had yet another good day at the office and has put up some eye opening statistics the past three weeks. With his three touchdown passes today, Moore has 6 touchdowns and just 1 interception over the past three games. The $59 million "Franchise" quarterback for the Buffalo Bills has pretty much laughed his way to the bank with poor play since signing that big contract. Ryan Fitzpatrick was under distress all day as he had no touchdowns, 2 interceptions and was sacked twice by the Dolphins defense that has now put together 12 straight quarters without giving up a touchdown.
Even though the Bills turned in a day to forget, they did start the game off strong as they went 70 yards on 9 plays on the game's first drive that resulted in a 30 yard field goal for kicker Dave Rayner. The Bills wouldn't have many other positives after that as Dolphins went on a 28-0 run that included three Moore touchdown passes and a 5 yard touchdown run by Reggie Bush, his fourth rushing touchdown of the season. The Bills did manage to put three more points on the board before halftime as Rayner hit a 56 yard field goal as time expired to cut the Dolphins lead to 28-6.
For most of the second half, the Dolphins offense shut down, perhaps to not embarrass the Bills too much. The Dolphins special teams did provide the highlight of the second half as safety Chris Clemons blocked a Brian Moorman punt in the 3rd quarter that was recovered by running back Lex Hilliard in the endzone for a touchdown that pushed the Dolphins lead to 35-6. The Bills only other points in the game came in the 4th quarter when rookie running back Daniel Thomas was tackled in the endzone by Kelvin Sheppard for a safety. The safety occured after the Dolphins defense kept the Bills out of the endzone after they had a 1st and goal from the two yard line.
There was talk a couple of weeks ago that the Dolphins put together their most complete game in years against the Chiefs. Well, forget that game, today's game was even more complete. In the past three weeks, the Dolphins have outscored their opponents 86-20. Quite an amazing turnaround after starting the season 0-7. Now, the Dolphins have to turnaround quickly as they travel to Dallas for a contest with the Cowboys this Thanksgiving Thursday. Four straight wins is the next goal for this team, and I wouldn't bet against the Dolphins at this point.
Enjoy the win Dolfans!
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