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Buffalo Bills defeat the Miami Dolphins, 29-10

The Buffalo Bills defense was as advertised today in a big win. The special teams had three big plays, too.

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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 special teams helped out the defense today as they were able to knock off the Miami Dolphins 29-10 on a day to honor Ralph Wilson. The Bills are 2-0 and atop the AFC East after two weeks.

Sammy Watkins had his coming out party on offense, catching 8 passes for 117 yards and his first NFL touchdown. C.J. Spiller had 149 all-purpose yards after two plays in the third quarter following a 102-yard kickoff return touchdown and a 47-yard run which set up Watkins' first pro score.

The star of the game was Danny Crossman's special teams and Jim Schwartz's defense. Anthony Dixon has a punt block, Randell Johnson recovered a muffed punt, and Spiller had a kickoff return touchdown. On the day, their offense put up almost as many yards as the Bills, but were never really able to find a rhythm until garbage time at the end of the two halves. In the first half, the Dolphins managed just 33 yards before the final drive of the half. Leodis McKelvin had an interception late to seal the game.

The Bills host the San Diego Chargers next week, traveling across the country for a 1 PM start. If the Bills were going to make a dent in their schedule, it needed to come early in the year and they have upheld their end of the bargain to this point.