ABOVE VIDEO: The Miami Dolphins failed to rally back in a 31-28 loss against the Buffalo Bills. The Dolphins are now 0-2 and will face in-state opponent Jacksonville next week in Jacksonville.
(Miamidolphins.com) – The sun-soaked playing surface at Hard Rock Stadium was interrupted by cloudy skies just before the ball kicked off Sunday for the Dolphins home opener.
Despite the rain and ominous clouds, Josh Allen and the Bills offense were able to find an early rhythm.
Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones left the game after the first possession of the game with a groin injury and would not return. Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores said post-game he couldn’t provide an update on Jones’ status.
In the first half, the Bills offense put together scoring drives of 97, 84 and 73 yards sprinting out to a 17-7 lead. Buffalo’s dual-threat quarterback piled up 249 passing yards and two touchdowns in the first half to go with 20 rushing yards.
As the sun broke through in the second half, so did the Dolphins. The defense tightened up on the first two possessions of the second half, but the offensive resurgence began just before the intermission.
With only 29 seconds to play before the break, Myles Gaskin took a handoff from the Dolphins’ own 25-yard line with just one timeout. After a 14-yard gain, the Dolphins used their final timeout before Ryan Fitzpatrick found Mike Gesicki for 27 yards, setting up Jason Sanders for a 52-yard field goal.
Fitzpatrick talked about the emergence of third-year tight end Mike Gesicki and what has led to his growth since the second half of last season and into this year.
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