NFL Game Recap - Buffalo at Miami
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:00 PM EST

PIT
7
CLE
21
F
NYJ
34
WAS
17
F
NO
34
TB
17
F
DEN
23
MIN
27
F
BUF
37
MIA
20
F
JAX
13
IND
33
F
DAL
35
DET
27
F
ATL
29
CAR
3
F
HOU
7
BAL
41
F
ARI
26
SF
36
F
NE
17
PHI
10
F
CIN
10
OAK
17
F
CHI
7
LAR
17
F
KC
24
LAC
17
F

Buffalo 37, Miami 20

Nov 17, 2019, 1:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Buffalo (7-3)

6

17

7

7

37

Miami (2-8)

0

14

0

6

20

Josh Allen throws 3 TD passes to help Bills beat Miami 37-20
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:04 PM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) The Buffalo Bills showed again they can beat a bad team, which won’t help them in the playoffs.

It might get them to the playoffs, though.

Josh Allen tied a career high with three touchdown passes and ran for another score Sunday to help Buffalo complete a season sweep of the Miami Dolphins by winning 37-20.

“We want to put together a good second half of the season,” Allen said, “and put ourselves into position to get into the playoffs.”

The victory gave the Bills (7-3) their best 10-game record since 1999. But a recent regression - they had lost two of their past three games - and a soft schedule has left doubts about whether they deserve to make the postseason for only the second time in 20 years.

Through Week 10, Buffalo’s wins had come against opponents with a combined record of 12-44.

The Bills looked like a contender Sunday, at least compared to the Dolphins (2-8).

“They had the eye of the tiger,” coach Sean McDermott said.

“That was our best game,” said John Brown, who caught two touchdown passes. “But we haven’t played our best game yet.”

Miami was unable to extend a modest a two-game winning streak and lost to Buffalo for the fifth time in the past six meetings.

“I thought we’d come in and be more competitive,” said the Dolphins’ Ryan Fitzpatrick, who threw for 323 yards.

Allen’s TD tosses covered 40 and 9 yards to Brown, and 23 yards to Dawson Knox. Allen also scored on an 8-yard run, and he had a 36-yard run to set up a field goal.

Miami couldn’t keep up against Buffalo’s smothering front. The Bills totaled a season-high seven sacks and allowed only 23 yards rushing.

“The game plan was great, moving us around,” linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said, “and they didn’t’ handle it well.”

Allen went 21 for 33 for 256 yards without a sack or turnover, and his passer rating of 117.7 was a career high. He extended his streak of passes without an interception to 163.

Brown totaled 137 yards receiving, the most by a Buffalo player in nearly three years, on nine catches. The Bills netted a season-best 424 yards, and their point total was also a season high.

The Bills scored on their first four possessions to take a 16-0 lead, and at that point they enjoyed a 211-24 advantage in total yards.

Jakeem Grant scored for the Dolphins on a 101-yard kickoff return - his fourth career kick or punt return for a score. Grant also scored on a 7-yard run on a jet sweep.

DeVante Parker set up Miami’s first touchdown by turning a short pass into a 50-yard gain.

RISKY BUSINESS

A gamble worked but didn’t pay off when Dolphins rookie coach Brian Flores tried an onside kick late in the second quarter after his team scored to trail 16-7.

Kicker Jason Sanders recovered. But on the next play, receiver Allen Hurns lost a fumble at the Buffalo 25.

"It's a long foul ball - that's what it boils down to,” Flores said. “You have to take advantage of those opportunities.”

HOMECOMING

South Florida native Devin Singletary, who rushed for 75 yards, estimated he had about 100 friends and relatives at the game. Bills colors filled several sections of the stadium.

“What fans support their team like Buffalo Bill fans?” McDermott said.

INJURIES

Dolphins: WR Gary Jennings (shoulder) missed the second half. ... S Bobby McCain (shoulder) left the game in the third quarter. ... T Julien Davenport (right knee) left in the fourth quarter.

Bills: T Ty Nsekhe (right ankle) was carted off the field in the third quarter. ... S Siran Neal (concussion) sat out the second half.

UP NEXT

The Bills face another team with a losing record Sunday when they host the Broncos (3-7). Denver hasn’t won in Buffalo since 2007.

Next Sunday the Dolphins will play at Cleveland for the first time since 2013.

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Passing

BUF Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
J. Allen 33 21 63.6 3 256 40 0 117.7 0
MIA Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
R. Fitzpatrick 45 32 71.1 0 323 50 0 91.3 7

Rushing

BUF Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Singletary 15 75 5.0 22 0
J. Allen 7 56 8.0 36 1
MIA Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
R. Fitzpatrick 1 0 0.0 0 0
M. Gaskin 1 0 0.0 0 0

Receiving

BUF Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Brown 9 137 15.2 40 2
C. Beasley 4 38 9.5 15 0
MIA Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Parker 7 135 19.3 50 0
A. Hurns 4 53 13.3 20 0

Team Stats Comparison

BUF MIA
Points For 37 20
Total Yards 424 303
Rushing Yards 168 23
Passing Yards 256 280
Passing Completions / Attempts 21/33 32/45
Turnovers 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/0 1/1
First Downs 22 19
Rushing Touchdowns 1 2
Passing Touchdowns 3 0
Penalties - Yards 5/50 6/44
Time Of Possession 30:09 29:51
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/14 4/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 1/4
Red Zone Conversions/Attempts 2/4 2/3
Sacks Against 0 7
Punts - Average Yards 5/44 6/44
Punt Returns - Average Yards/Punt Return 3/7 0/0
Kickoff Returns - Average Yards/Kickoff Return 1/44 5/40

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter BUF MIA
BUF 2:56 FG Stephen Hauschka 51 yd FG 3 0
BUF 10:31 FG Stephen Hauschka 34 yd FG 6 0
2nd Quarter BUF MIA
BUF 1:51 TD John Brown 40 yd pass from Josh Allen (Stephen Hauschka kick) 13 0
BUF 7:19 FG Stephen Hauschka 21 yd FG 16 0
MIA 11:21 TD Kalen Ballage 3 yd run (Jason Sanders kick) 16 7
BUF 13:37 TD Dawson Knox 23 yd pass from Josh Allen (Stephen Hauschka kick) 23 7
MIA 13:51 TD Jakeem Grant 101 yd kick return (Jason Sanders kick) 23 14
3rd Quarter BUF MIA
BUF 8:05 TD Josh Allen 8 yd run (Stephen Hauschka kick) 30 14
4th Quarter BUF MIA
MIA 0:25 TD Jakeem Grant 7 yd run (failed 2pt Pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick) 30 20
BUF 4:22 TD John Brown 9 yd pass from Josh Allen (Stephen Hauschka kick) 37 20

Game Information

Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Attendance: 64,187
Game Time: 3:20
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