Week 16: Buffalo Bills 19, Miami Dolphins 0- Post Game Thoughts

The Miami Dolphins fail to capitalize on a golden opportunity to seize control of the #6 seed race in the AFC when they are shut out in Orchard Park, 19-0.  Apparently Thaddeus Lewis has Miami’s number because he is 2-3 in his five career starts with his two wins coming against these Dolphins.  Maybe it’s a Thad thing (spread the word).  You can credit quarterback Thaddeus Lewis for leading his team to a win, but the guys who really deserve credit is the entire Buffalo defense.  In the rain, they let up just 103 yards with seven sacks and two interceptions.  The ‘Phins managed just six first downs in this entire game and an eye-popping 14 yards on the ground.  This was the third time this season that Miami was held to 20 yards or less on the ground in one game.  The highly inconsistent rush game has to concern fans and coaches of this team.  Anyways, the Bills have quietly done some nice work on defense.  They are second in the league with 22 interceptions and first in the league in sacks with 56 (they had 36 all of last year).  Buffalo has shown signs of what they want to be this year.  They can be dominant on defense on any given day and have the ability to run the ball.  If they were more physical on offense, they could really have something.  Perhaps the addition of a solid possession receiver would work wonders for them.  They simply don’t have enough big guys on offense to post up and make plays.  Consistent defensive play and effective offensive play are the only two things that are keeping these guys from being a good team.  Now Miami needs to get some help next week to make the playoffs.  They are still in a good position to do so, but the team cannot have a tone of confidence after being blanked by the Bills at Ralph Wilson on Sunday.


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