The most-anticipated game of Week 4 of the 2023 NFL season started off that way as the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins each scored touchdowns on their first two possessions of Sunday’s showdown at Highmark Stadium.
But then Josh Allen connected with Stefon Diggs for the first of three touchdown tosses, and the Bills turned this into a laugher, routing the Dolphins 48-20 to knock Miami from the ranks of the unbeaten teams.
Today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks recaps the win and offers up observations, positional grades and report cards as the Bills beat the Dolphins for the 10th time in their last 11 meetings, and 12th time in their last 14 matchups.
Game recap, key plays: Bills squish the Fish
Josh Allen accounted for five total touchdowns (four passing and one rushing), completing 21 of 25 passes for 320 yards. Stefon Diggs hauled in six passes for 120 yards with three TDs. Micah Hyde recorded an interception. Greg Rousseau posted two sacks while Ed Oliver and DaQuan Jones each added sacks as the Bills made life miserable for Dolphins’ quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Re-live the blowout win, including the key plays that led to Buffalo’s victory, its third straight.
- How it happened: Bills show Dolphins who still runs AFC East - Buffalo News
- Buffalo Bills 48, Miami Dolphins 20: Final score, highlights, recap - Democrat & Chronicle
- Dolphins 20-48 Bills (Oct 1, 2023) Game Recap - ESPN
- Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs lead Bills to win against Dolphins - BuffaloBills.com
- Bills 48, Dolphins 20 | Final score, game highlights + stats to know - BuffaloBills.com
- Plays that shaped the game: Stefon Diggs puts on route-running clinic vs. Dolphins - Buffalo News
- Bills put together as impressive a performance as possible: 6 reasons they dominated Miami - Democrat & Chronicle
- Micah Hyde interception, Damar Hamlin’s return, Tre’Davious White’s injury - BuffaloBills.com
- Damar Hamlin makes season debut for Bills after cardiac arrest - ESPN.com Buffalo Bills blog
- McDermott happy with Bills playing complementary football - WGR 550
- Bills’ Stefon Diggs has one regret following 3 TD outing vs. Miami Dolphins - newyorkupstate.com
- Miami Dolphins say the Buffalo Bills humbled them in loss. Here’s how. - newyorkupstate.com
- Dolphins’ Mike McDaniel offers 4-letter concession to Buffalo Bills’ Sean McDermott following loss - newyorkupstate.com
- How loud were Bills fans Sunday? ‘Sounded like jet engines,’ McDermott says - Buffalo News
- Bills QB Josh Allen’s ‘Thinker’ touchdown celebration explained - Buffalo News
Observations from Buffalo’s blowout win
Josh Allen continues his mastery over the Dolphins, offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey orchestrated his best game so far as Buffalo’s play-caller, this was one of the greatest regular-season wins during the Sean McDermott era, the Bills defense was masterful in containing the Dolphins’ high-octane offense and more from a thoroughly dominant win over Miami.
- Observations: Josh Allen once again carves up the Dolphins in masterful performance for Bills - Buffalo News
- Ryan O’Halloran: Bills’ rout of Miami serves as Ken Dorsey head-coaching resume builder - Buffalo News
- Three questions: Bills’ rout is one of the great regular-season wins of the Sean McDermott era - Buffalo News
- How Josh Allen, Bills offense outclassed star-studded Dolphins in lopsided win - The Athletic (subscription required)
- Allen still sees room for improvement in 48-pt. performance - WGR 550
- How the Bills’ defense put Dolphins down: ‘Foaming at the mouth, ears pinned back’ - The Athletic (subscription required)
- NFL 2023 Week 4: Biggest questions, risers and takeaways - ESPN
- Simon: What a great day to be a Bills fan - WGR 550
- Bulldog: Beautiful day - WGR 550
No confusion: Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs out-meme, troll Miami Dolphins in lopsided win - newyorkupstate.com
Bills’ championship window closing? We’ll see about that: Sando’s Pick Six - The Athletic (subscription required)
- What we learned in NFL Week 4: Contending Bills, slumping Steelers and a rookie QB shines - The Athletic (subscription required)
CB Tre’Davious White departs with Achilles injury
The news was not all good, as Buffalo lost Pro Bowl cornerback Tre’Davious White to an apparent Achilles injury in the third quarter.
- Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White leaves game with Achilles injury - Buffalo News
- Emotional Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White carted off field with Achilles injury vs. Dolphins - newyorkupstate.com
- Tre’Davious White gets devastating news about injury - Democrat & Chronicle
- Bills announce injury update on Tre’Davious White - BuffaloBills.com
Report cards and positional grades
Catch up on report cards and see which players are trending up and whose stock is on the decline following Buffalo’s 28-point win over Miami.
- Report Card: Passing game is perfect in Bills’ dominant win over Miami - Buffalo News
- Bills report card: Injury to Tre’Davious White overshadows brilliant game vs. Dolphins - Democrat & Chronicle
- Capaccio: Arrow Up/Arrow Down: Dolphins at Bills - WGR 550
- Josh Allen continues elite streak in dominant win over Dolphins: Grading the Bills in Week 4 - newyorkupstate.com
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