MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – It was a special show on Sunday for Buffalo Bills. Begin with a missed extra point…
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – It was a special show on Sunday for Buffalo Bills.
Begin with a missed extra point of the usually reliable Stephen Hauschka and continue with a muffed punt of Isaiah McKenzie, Bills shot in the foot again and again in a 21-17 defeat for the dolphins at the Hard Rock Stadium.
Hauschka missed an extra score in the second quarter after the bills had cut their deficit to 7-6 on a 15-yard touchdown pass to Zay Jones. Later in the quarter, McKenzie muted a tip recovered by Miami who drove back Senorise Perry. It created Miami with a short field as they became a touchdown when Ryan Tannehill beat Kenyan Drake with a 3-time pass.
The errors continued in the second half. McKenzie tripped on the opening park and wide receiver Andre Holmes was punished on the game and bounced up the bills within his 1
Hauschka also missed a 55-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. It’s not an easy kick, but it was another example of the special teams that are not coming through.
2nd Penalties are still a big question. The bills were flagged 13 times for 120 meters. It’s hard to win with so many punishments.
3rd Rookie Josh Allen split the franchise record for rushing the turn of a quarterback that he put last week against Jacksonville by getting 135 yards on nine berries. It gives him 234 rushing yards in the last two games.
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4. Bill’s defensive tackle Jordan Phillips was fired in front of his former team. On several occasions, Phillips clashed towards the Miami bench, while trying to count the audience by waving his arms for more sound. Eventually, it grew up to him.
He was invited to tackle a loss against Drake during the fourth quarter. Phillips was taken out of the game shortly thereafter, and coach Sean McDermott had something to say to him when he came to the sidelines. Miami made the first time two gigs after Phillips was punished when Tannehill beat Kenny Stills with a 13-yard touchdown pass at 8:42 left.
Phillips was a second round of picking Miami 2015, released this season after four matches. The bills demanded him by exception, and he has been a regular part of the defensive line, but he injured his team with a selfish punishment.
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9. Here are two statistical odds: McKenzie’s muffed point was Bill’s first turnover against Miami since December 22, 2013, when Thad Lewis – remember him – was intercepted by Nolan Carroll. The bills had been eight straight games against the dolphins without committing a turnover. The Dolphins had 13 sales during that stretch.
Zay Jones two-way conversion in the fourth quarter was Bill’s first successful conversion since LeSean McCoy drove one against Jacksonville on November 27, 2016.
10. In addition to Miller and Thomas, the bills were other inactive players quarterback Derek Anderson (brainwashing), broad recipient Ray-Ray McCloud, offensive tackle Conor McDermott, guard Vlad Ducasse and cornerback Ryan Lewis.