Sunday, November 20, 2011
Dolphins crushing Bills at halftime
By James Walker
MIAMI -- The Dolphins lead the Buffalo Bills, 28-6, at intermission.
Here are some halftimes notes:
- Miami's offense got off to a hot start. The Dolphins started the game with three straight touchdown drives to give Miami a big lead. Miami quarterback Matt Moore is playing great football and the defense is providing good field position. Moore also is making plays with his feet to keep plays alive. Buffalo's pass rush continues to be an issue.
- Buffalo's offense also is off rhythm. Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't making many plays. He’s also been the victim of several drops. Buffalo receivers Brad Smith and David Nelson both dropped passes in the second quarter that were intercepted. Miami turned both mistake into touchdowns. The running game also hasn't been effective.
- Bills receiver Donald Jones suffered an ankle injury and was carted off the field. The injury appears to be serious. He had his leg in a cast and will not return. Jones also suffered a high-ankle injury this season. Nelson also was hurt before halftime.
- The energy on both sidelines is telling. There's a lot of frustration and surprise on Buffalo's sideline. Miami players are jumping around and cheering each other. Buffalo looks like a team that is doubting itself after some ugly losses. It will be interesting to see -- win or lose -- what type of energy the Bills play with in the second half.