MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Fred Jackson #22 of the Buffalo Bills warms up during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on November 20, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
If you were expecting a better effort from a Buffalo Bills team outscored 71-18 in the last two weeks this afternoon against the Miami Dolphins, you're likely sorely disappointed. That scoring differential has extended to 99-24 as the Dolphins built a quick and decisive 28-6 lead over the Bills, which is your halftime score.
Ironically, the game got off to a pretty good start for Buffalo. On the opening drive of the game, the Bills marched 70 yards in nine plays - 52 of those yards supplied by Fred Jackson - but Ryan Fitzpatrick couldn't connect with Stevie Johnson to convert a third down, and the team settled for a 30-yard field goal by Dave Rayner to open up a 3-0 lead. Rayner added a 56-yard kick at the end of the half, but by that point, the Bills were in a huge hole.
Since that first drive, the offense has gained 60 yards as Fitzpatrick has thrown two interceptions. The defense is up to its usual tricks, as Miami has two lengthy scoring drives already, and 204 total yards of offense. It's the same old story: the offense can't get out of its own way, and the defense is not getting in its opponent's way at all. Adding insult to injury: Johnson, Donald Jones, David Nelson and Terrence McGee have all been checked out by trainers today with injuries.
Who's ready for 30 more minutes of this crap?!