Buffalo Stampedes Miami (Not So) Special Teams.

The 2014 Miami Dolphins went to Buffalo on week two and faced a tough defensive line match up versus even the most cohesively established offensive line units, (of which Miami does not yet possess). The Bills have probably the best DL unit that the Dolphins will face over the entirety of the 2014 season. Miami's newly acquired, inspirational number one running back Knowshon Moreno left the game upon his first carry of the day with what appeared to be an extremely severe arm and/or elbow injury!

Buffalo beat Miami 19 - 0 in their most previous head to head in 2013. They held Miami to zero points over the first half of today's game while leading by a score of 9 - 0 on three of Dan Carpenters five field goals.

The Dolphins took the opening third quarter kickoff 64 yards down the field on 13 plays for a field goal and a six point deficit at 3 - 9. Miami's offense had been relatively shut down to that point (via three first half sacks, and several receiver drops), but suddenly appeared to have some cohesive offensive momentum.

Upon the following kickoff the tide immediately turned back in the other direction. The Bills star running back C.J Spiller returned the kick 102 yards for a touchdown and a 16 - 3 Buffalo lead.

Miami responded with an eleven play 64 yard drive and 7 yard Ryan Tannehill to Mike Wallace one handed beautiful catch for a touchdown to pull back within six points at 16 - 10 with three 3rd quarter minutes remaining.

Buffalo returned the favor with a six play 77 yard drive for seven points to end the 3rd quarter up by a score of 23 - 10.

Previous to that drive, the Dolphin defense (though held without a sack or turnover for the day) had done a good job in holding the Bills (with a short field) to nine offensive unit points.

Meanwhile. Along with the Buffalo kick return for a touchdown against Miami's (Not So Special Teams Units). The Dolphins Pro Bowl punter Brandon Fields was shanking punts for an average of 33 yards, (nearly 20 yards shorter than his usual average) while giving the Bills advantageous field position throughout the day. The special teams OL unit also allowed a blocked punt inside of their own red-zone. Miami's rookie return man Jarvis Landry muffed a late fourth quarter punt off of his face mask for a Buffalo recovery inside of Miami's ten yard line and an easy lead extending Bills field goal (their second of the fourth quarter), and a final score Dolphin loss of 29 - 10.

The Miami offense allowed only one second half sack, but was plagued by at least seven consequential receiver drops, a few of which where the running back and/or receiver had nothing but grass between he and the End Zone. Miami ran 74 plays to Buffalo's 59 and had a two and a half minute time of possession advantage. Miami accumulated ten more first downs, and had only 25 fewer total yards, they had 8 more passing yards but 33 fewer rushing yards (80) to Buffalo's (113). Lamar Miller had 11 carries for 46 yards. Mike Wallace led the team in receptions and receiving yards with 5 catches for 56 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Tannehill went 31 of 49 for 241 yards with one touchdown and four sacks, he also threw a garbage time interception after the games finality had already been declared.

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