Today, the Buffalo Bills (6-10) defeated the Miami Dolphins (7-9) at New Era Field today in an emotional game for both teams. For Buffalo, their defensive tackle Kyle Williams played in his very last game as the 13 year veteran announced his retirement on Friday. For the Dolphins, they were frustrated because they got absolutely dominated for the entirety of the game minus a minute sequence that ended the first half.
The Buffalo Bills defense forced four turnovers on the day. Two interceptions made by Tremaine Edmunds and TreDavious White and two fumble recoveries made by former Dolphin Jordan Phillips and Trent Murphy. Kyle Williams also got onto the stat sheet for both sides of the football today with three solo tackles on defense and a very nice nine yard reception on offense.
Offensively, this team was firing off on all cylinders for a majority of the game. Josh Allen led the Bills on an opening touchdown drive that was capped off by a one yard touchdown run by Josh Allen. After the touchdown, Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill gave the ball right back to the Bills. Josh Allen then threw a 16 yard touchdown pass to Zay Jones to put the Bills up 14-0. The action would be quiet in the second quarter until the final minute as Miami would score twice to tie the game at 14 to enter the second half to make it a brand new ball game.
The Dolphins would muster up another field goal to get to 17 points on the day but the second half belonged to the Buffalo Bills. Tensions were high in the third quarter as fighting ensued when former Bill Kiko Alonso attempted a late hit on a sliding Josh Allen after he ran for a first down. Alonso would be ejected and along with Dolphin Robert Quinn and Buffalo offensive lineman Jordan Mills.
That did not mean a thing as Josh Allen would guide this offense the rest of the way. He would throw a five yard touchdown pass to Robert Foster, run in 30 yards for a touchdown and throw another touchdown pass to Jones to put the game out of reach. LeSean McCoy also got on the scoreboard to end his season on a high note as he scored a nine yard rushing touchdown. In the end, the Bills scored 28 points in the second half and ended their season with a 42-17 win over their division rivals.
The Bills will go into the offseason with a lot of optimism, a ton of cap space and ten picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. As the team continues to get younger, the moves that the Bills make in the offseason will build the framework for the future and most teams can’t say that. I have the utmost confidence in Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott to make the right moves to acquire the right players for this team.
Until then, the Sabres are good right now so support them. The Buffalo Beauts are also a decent hockey team too if your interested. Till next season, go Bills!