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One Stat Recap: Buffalo Bills’ defense smothers the Miami Dolphins

And covered up for a lackluster offensive performance

NFL: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills coasted to their first victory of the season with a 35-0 road win over the Miami Dolphins. The Bills have their defense to thank for the ease of victory.

There were plenty of great stats on the defensive side on Sunday. Gregory “Groot” Rosseau tallied the first two sacks of his NFL career. A.J. Epenesa had nine quarterback pressures. Levi Wallace had an interception, the fifth of his career. Matt Milano and Taiwan Jones both had fumble recoveries. The defense as a whole sacked the Dolphins’ two quarterbacks six times. All of these stats go to show just how great of a day the defense had—and how much it made up for a terrible day for Josh Allen and the offense.

While scoring 35 points looks great on paper, the tape showed that the offense, mainly in the passing game, did not have a great day. Allen finished the game with a completion percentage of 51.52 percent and a yards per attempt of 5.42—both the worst he has ever had in a win. The current Bills’ offense has yet to look like last season’s, but thanks to the defense, it didn’t matter against the Dolphins.