The Buffalo Bills had a crucial win, albeit in Week 2 of the NFL season, but they were able to secure their first win of the season and more importantly a Divisional win against the Miami Dolphins 35-0. Here is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from the game on Sunday.
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The Good: Greg Rousseau
After only having 2 tackles in a disappointing loss vs Pittsburgh to open the season, Rousseau turned in a 5 tackle, 2 sack performance including 2 QB Hits in the victory vs. Miami. The Rookie First Round Selection used his length and overall explosiveness to generate pressure on Jacoby Brissett and frustrate the co-offensive coordinators for the Dolphins. While still a raw project in the making, this performance showed the potential that Rousseau has and with Mario Addison and Jerry Hughes likely in the last year of their deals with Buffalo, gives Buffalo another weapon on defense.
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The Bad: Fumbles
After fumbling 4 times in the loss vs Pittsburgh, the Buffalo Bills put the ball on the ground twice more against the Miami Dolphins. Zack Moss and Devin Singletary both fumbled in the game, with Moss’ becoming a turnover early in the game. With the Bills already a Pass Heavy team, this could increase the apprehension of Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll to call running plays throughout the course of the game and could open the door for Matt Breida in the future.
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The Ugly: Turnovers to Points
The Buffalo Bills secured 3 turnovers and 2 more turnovers on downs in the first half against the Dolphins and went into halftime up 14-0, only scoring on the first turnover on downs. In the second half it was a little better as the Dolphins had two more turnovers on downs, which Buffalo scored on one of them and the other one was at the end of the game. So taking that last one out of the equation, the Bills generated 14 points on 6 Miami turnovers. That number has to get better against the more potent scoring teams in the league or the Bills are going to struggle.
If you remember, the Bills made Russell Wilson turn the ball over 4 times last season and only beat the Seahawks by 10. They have to be better at turning those gifted possessions into points.
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