The Buffalo Bills dominated the Miami Dolphins in the first half of Thursday Night Football but allowed Miami to hang on to some hope. Despite controlling the ball on numerous scoring drives in the first-half, Buffalo failed to find the endzone on offense. In fact, the Bills won the game for the first time since Week 13 of 2007 without an offensive touchdown.
Buffalo’s lone touchdown came on a 79-yard punt return from Leodis McKelvin in the first quarter.
The remainder of the Bills points came from the boot of Rian Lindell, who kicked first half field goals of 32, 34, 42 and 19 yards.
Miami’s offense sputtered for another week and rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill failed to impress against one of the league’s worst defenses. Tannehill completed only 50 percent of his passes for 141 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He did give the Dolphins a chance to win the game after a two-yard touchdown pass by Davone Bess, but two fourth quarter interceptions sealed Miami’s fate.
Bills running back CJ Spiller led the way for the Buffalo offense with 130 total yards on 24 touches.