The Miami Dolphins (0-2) lost their second straight AFC East divisional matchup to the Buffalo Bills (2-0) at Hard Rock Stadium this past Sunday 31-28. Our Week 2 preview predicted a win last Friday, but not a close one.
The key for the Dolphins last week was: contain Josh Allen. Surprisingly the team did that. Then Allen beat the Fins in the air after starting corner Byron Jones went out with an injury and rookie first-round pick Noah Igbinoghnie was thrown into the fire covering Stephon Diggs. Igbinoghnie was burned to a crisp as Diggs caught eight passes for 153 yards and a touchdown.
However, all is not gloom. The offense continued to show promise as Mike Gesicki had a breakout game with eight receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown. The offensive line continued to gel, though the weak links were surprisingly starting center Ted Karras and starting right tackle Jesse Davis.
The team is facing hardships caused by limited time on the practice field before the season. To expect the Dolphins to be a contender this season is unrealistic. However, the team should perform better against the Jaguars (1-1) tomorrow night at 8 p.m. in Jacksonville.
We’ll have a preview article with predictions out before kickoff.