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Dolphins Lead Bills After Sloppy First Quarter

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins came out swinging in the first quarter - and missing.

On the opening drive, the Dolphins drove into Buffalo territory picking up yards seemingly at will on the legs of Reggie Bush and the arm of Ryan Tannehill. After settling for a field goal attempt, "Megahand" Alex Carrington blocked his fourth kick of the year establishing a team record and keeping Miami off the board.

Buffalo's ensuing possession saw Ryan Fitzpatrick and C.J. Spiller surgically move the ball down the field. A nice pass up the seam to Scott Chandler moved the ball near the red zone but the tight end was injured, carted off, and is done for the game.

A few plays later, Stevie Johnson fumbled a well-thrown ball from Fitzpatrick and gave it back to Miami. The Dolphins drove back down field and despite Bush stepping out of bounds, the side judge and replay official decided it was close enough to give them the score.

That's where we stand after the first quarter. Thrilling.