ORCHARD PARK, NY - Ten thoughts on the
1. Remember all the good vibes from the Dolphins opening-day win against New England?
All those disappeared Sunday. Add up the concerns that led to this loss: Special-team problems, offensive-line issues,
In other words, if the opening win showed who this team can be on its best day, Sunday showed what it can look like when little goes its way. Give Buffalo credit. The speed of offensive weapons
You can call it a bad matchup for the Dolphins as Buffalo has won four of the last five games. But the Dolphins had an off-season to change some of those. And if Buffalo was just 6-10 last year, it's 2-0 right now and atop the
2. The Dolphins special teams had an uncharacteristically awful day: A blocked punt, the Spiller return for a touchdown and a muffed catch by return man Jarvis Landry. Those were the plays that kept the day trending the
3. Player of the day: C.J. Spiller. He had a 102-yard kickoff return after the Dolphins cut it to 9-3. Then, when the Dolphins closed to within 16-10, Spiller ran over the left side and broke upfield for a 49-yard run to set up another touchdown.
4. The interior of the Dolphins line struggled from the start Sunday in a way that tipped the game. Right guard
5. Knowshon Moreno fell awkwardly on his left elbow in the second quarter, didn’t get up and was immediately ruled out of the game and taken into the locker room with a dislocated elbow. The initial thought is he'll be out for four weeks. That's tough one to take because Moreno is a player a lot of hope was built on this year. He ran the ball differently and is a more complete back than
6. Where was the Dolphins pass rush that sacked
8. Sammy Watkins will be a tough cover for the Dolphins twice a year for the next decade. His size and speed were the reasons Bills General Manager Doug Whaley boldly traded up in the draft. They were telling on Sunday as Watkins had five catches for 89 yards in the first half and finished with eight catches for 117 yards and a touchdown. E.J. Manuel looks OK, too. Just OK right now. Imagine if he gets better how much more dangerous Watkins will become.
9. Tannehill's accuracy problems remained an issue for second week. Some are obvious - the missed of Wallace deep and underthrowing the ball and on back-to-back plays missed wide open receivers in the third quarter. But others are subtle inaccuracies - throwing a foot behind