The Buffalo Bills offense was shaky in a Week 1 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers at home. Buffalo’s offense bounced back in a big way against the Miami Dolphins on the road in a 35-0 shutout win in Week 2.
Josh Allen was a little bit shaky for the second consecutive week. He completed 17-of-33 passes for 179 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Allen also rushed for 35 yards on five carries.
When Buffalo led 7-0 in the first quarter, Allen threw his first touchdown pass of the day to Stefon Diggs from five yards out after scrambling on the play. Diggs finished with four receptions for 60 yards receiving and a touchdown. He was the Bills leading wide receiver on the day.
When they led 14-0 in the third quarter, Josh Allen threw his other touchdown pass to Dawson Knox from eight yards out. The Buffalo Bills defense was solid for the consecutive week.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa left the game in the first quarter with an injury to his ribs. He was carted off the field and he did not return. Miami’s quarterback for the rest of the game was Jacoby Brissett.
If Tagovailoa has to miss a lengthy period of time, will Miami be in the market for a quarterback like Deshaun Watson (Houston Texans) or Jimmy Garoppolo (San Francisco 49ers)? Brian Flores and the front office of the Miami Dolphins will have to make that decision.
As for the Buffalo Bills, they actually had a solid running game today supporting Josh Allen. Devin Singletary rushed for 82 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown. He had a 46-yard rushing touchdown on the opening drive of the game for the Buffalo Bills.
This was a huge win early in the season for Buffalo. Had they dropped to 0-2, there would have been a sense of urgency for them heading into Week 3. Instead, they will be just fine.
The Buffalo Bills (1-1) will host The Washington Football Team (1-1) next Sunday.
The Miami Dolphins (1-1) will be on the road against the surprising Las Vegas Raiders (2-0) next Sunday.
~Glenn Kaplan, 12oz Sports Contributor