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Bills Postgame Spotlight | Bills 31, Dolphins 28



Hard Rock Stadium Miami, Florida

Final Score:

Buffalo Bills 31, Miami Dolphins 28


Bills (2-0), Dolphins (0-2)

Next Opponent:

Los Angeles Rams

1. The Bills first scoring drive was an impressive one. The Bills drove the ball 97 yards and reached the endzone for a touchdown. Allen threw a one-yard touchdown pass to rookie tight end Reggie Gilliam, his first catch of the season. Allen was responsible for 96 yards on that drive, going 6-8 for 80 yards, and one rush for 16 yards.


2. Stefon Diggs scored his first touchdown as a Buffalo Bill in the second quarter. The wide receiver finished the day with eight catches for 153 and a touchdown. With another eight receptions this week, Stefon Diggs is the first Bills receiver since Stevie Johnson in 2011 to have eight or more receptions in consecutive weeks.

3. The offense put up a lot of yards in the first half. The Bills had 342 total yards in the first half, the most in any game since 12/23/2000. Josh Allen threw for 249 yards in the first half of the game today, and that is the most yards he's thrown for in the first half of any game in his career and the most by a Bills quarterback since Doug Flutie in the 2000 season. 

4. The Bills goal-line defense made a big stand. On the Dolphins second drive of the third quarter, they marched down the field on 12-play, 85-yard drive. Miami came away with zero points on that drive as Buffalo stopped them from getting in four times from the one-yard line.

5. After a lengthy halftime break because of a lightning delay, the Bills offense sputtered in the third quarter. Between two drives the Bills offense ran eight plays for 28 yards and punted twice. The defense held up for them in the third quarter only allowing the Dolphins to score just three points. 

6. With 417 passing yards today, Josh Allen threw for the most yards in a Bills game since Drew Bledsoe also threw for 417 vs the Raiders in 2002. This game also marks the first time Allen threw for 300+ yards passing in back-to-back games. This is the first time a Bills quarterback achieved the feat since Drew Bledsoe did it in weeks 13 and 14 of the 2002 season. 

7. The Bills offense responded to a zero-point third quarter with a seven-play, 85-yard drive that ended with an amazing touchdown catch by rookie Gabriel Davis. The six-yard touchdown catch was the first of the rookie wide receiver's NFL career. With Gilliam in the first half and then Davis in the second half, the Bills had two rookie playmakers score their first touchdowns today.

8. In two games last season against the Dolphins John Brown had a combined 14 catches for 220 yards and 3 touchdowns. Brown added another four catches for 82 yards and a touchdown in today's game. With the one touchdown catch, Brown now has caught a touchdown in three straight games. 

9. Josh Allen had another big game against the Miami Dolphins. Allen's threw for 417-yards and had four passing touchdowns and it marks only the second time in Bills' history that a quarterback has thrown for 4+ touchdowns and 415+ yards. Joe Ferguson previously threw for 419 yards and 5 touchdowns vs. the Dolphins in 1983.

10. With the win, the Bills have started 2-0 for the second straight season. They haven't won their first two games in consecutive seasons since 1991 to 1993, the final three seasons of their four-year Super Bowl losing streak. 

11. Buffalo is now 6-1 against Miami in the last four seasons, including winning the last four in a row. The Bills made it four straight wins over Miami for just the third time in franchise history and the first time since 2006-2007.

Scroll through to see photos of all the action as the Bills take on the Dolphins during Week 2, presented by Imagine Staffing.

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