The Dolphins had a tough game against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday. This game saw the Dolphins get shut out and their starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was injured during the game. The final score of this game ended up being 35-0. The Dolphins are now 1-1 and will get an opportunity to avenge this bad loss against the Bills later on in the season. This article will recap last Sunday’s Miami Dolphins game against the Buffalo Bills.
The Dolphins Offense
The Quarterbacks struggled all game because of protection issues
The game started off horribly for the Dolphins’ offense. Miami went three and out and Tagovailoa was sacked two times during their first possession. The Dolphins quarterback would leave the game injured during their second possession of the game. Thankfully the injury is not as bad as it looked during the game. He suffered a minor rib injury and is listed as day to day. He ended up going one for four with just 13 yards passing yards.
Jacoby Brissett had a rough game too, but he did not have a lot to work with. The Bills’ defensive line put pressure on Brissett the whole game as he was sacked four times. He ended the day with 169 yards passing yards and no touchdowns. He threw one interception during one of the Dolphins’ more promising drives.
The running game needs to improve
The Dolphins struggled to get the run going all day, which really put the offense in a hole. Myles Gaskin was the leading rusher on Sunday with only 25 yards. He did have some good bursts throughout the game, but it was nothing explosive or for any big chunks of yardage. Malcolm Brown was just behind him with 21 yards rushing. Miami only had 71 total rushing yards throughout the game. The Dolphins need to solve this as their offense is leaning on the passing attack way too much and will become predictable for defenses.
The wide receivers are one of the bright spots in this game
Jaylen Waddle is one of the go-to receivers on this Dolphins offense. He seemed to have bailed the Dolphins out a couple of times by making good catches and converting first downs. He ended the day with 48 receiving yards as he was targeted eight times. DeVante Parker also had a decent game with 42 receiving yards.
The Dolphins did manage to give Mike Gesicki his first catch of the 2021 campaign, as he was locked down last week against the Patriots. He ended the day with three receptions for 41 receiving yards.
The Dolphins Defense
The defense could not figure out how to stop Josh Allen and the Buffalo offense. Allen did not put up the throwing numbers he usually does but he did manage to throw two touchdowns during this game. Xavien Howard did manage to get an interception against Allen. This was Howard’s for interception of the new campaign. The Bills really torched the Dolphins in the rushing department. They had 141 rushing total throughout the game. Zack Moss and Devin Singletary rushed for three touchdowns combined.
The Dolphins leading tacklers in this game were Byron Jones and Zach Sieler with six total tackles each. Jevon Holland also managed to recover a Zack Moss fumble, but the offense failed to capitalize on the ensuing drive. The Dolphins did not do much on the defensive side of the ball. The only bright spot is that the Dolphins did force two turnovers, which was a key going into this game.
The Dolphins will look to put this game behind them as they will match up with the Raiders next Sunday in Las Vegas. This concludes this Miami Dolphins game recap against the Buffalo Bills.