Adversity comes for every team, even teams that score 10 touchdowns in a single game.
A week after scoring 70 points against the hapless Denver Broncos, the Miami Dolphins flew up to Buffalo and got their butts kicked in a game that was concerning as far as their chances to win the Super Bowl go. The Dolphins’ supercharged offense turned into a shell of itself for the majority of their game against the Bills, scoring just six points over the final 43 minutes of the game after going blow-for-blow with the Bills in the first quarter.
The Dolphins learned a tough lesson that they need to develop the part of their offense that can generate a comeback.
Tua Tagovailoa got off to a fast start, completing 14 of his first 18 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns, but the Dolphins’ offense struggled to generate explosive plays when they really needed to start zooming down the field. The Dolphins were able to move the ball, but most of their yards ended up being empty calories.
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Josh Allen and the Bills had the game that spectators have come to expect from the Mike McDaniel’s Dolphins, scoring on eight of their offensive possessions en route to 48 points. Allen threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns, and ran in a fifth. It put the Dolphins in a 31-14 halftime hole, and they couldn’t recover in the second half.
“First off, I think the Buffalo Bills proved why they are the team that our whole division is trying to beat,” McDaniel said. “They’ve won it for how many years in a row now? They made some adjustments, and we didn’t, so to speak. I think it was kind of compounding.”
The next evolution of the Dolphins’ offense is figuring out how to be explosive when the game script makes them one-dimensional. By the end of the game, they didn’t have much outside of handing the ball off to rookie running back De’Von Achane. A dropback game is necessary in the NFL. That’s what the Dolphins have to be able to develop to…
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Author : Yahoo Sports
Publish date : 2023-10-02 23:52:22
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