In danger of starting out 0-2 in the division this season, the Buffalo Bills quickly and assertively ensured that they wouldn't end up there, opening up a 27-0 halftime lead in what eventually became a 41-14 thrashing of the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday.
Tyrod Taylor threw two first-half touchdown passes - one to Charles Clay, the other to LeSean McCoy - and Preston Brown returned one of three first-half Ryan Tannehill interceptions 43 yards for a score to pave the way for the Bills' early lead. Taylor would add another score early in the fourth quarter to put the game on ice, and ended the afternoon completing 21-of-29 passes for 277 yards with three touchdowns and no turnovers. Tannehill, meanwhile, threw two second-half scores for a more respectable stat line (26-of-49, 297 yards, two scores, three picks), but Buffalo clearly had the better quarterback today.
Karlos Williams added 110 rushing yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, Clay caught five passes for 82 yards and the score, and Buffalo's defense rebounded in a big way with three turnovers and a far more aggressive game plan than what they threw at New England on Sunday. The end result was the Bills' second thoroughly convincing win of the young 2015 season, one they earned without the services of key players on both sides of the ball (Sammy Watkins, John Miller, and Aaron Williams).
The Bills are now 2-1 - 1-1 in the division - and return home to Ralph Wilson Stadium next Sunday to take on the New York Giants. Today was a fun day, Bills fans. Enjoy yourself in the post-game comments!