Bills dominate the 49ers; look ahead to Miami

Andrew Kruszka, Staff Writer

After traveling across the country in week five to beat the Los Angeles Rams, the Buffalo Bills (3-2) came back home to square off with the 1-4 San Francisco 49ers.

The Bills came in to the game on a three-game winning streak and were looking to extend their streak to four.

The matchup started with a Bills offense driving down the field, but on a play where quarterback Tyrod Taylor was supposed to hand the ball off, he fumbled and San Francisco recovered. The 49ers then put three on the board to take an early 3-0 lead.

After that, running back LeSean McCoy had a few huge gains and on one of them, ran it in to the end zone to make it 7-3.

The Bills went into the second quarter with the lead, but they couldn’t sustain it for long. The 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick threw for a touchdown, giving them the 10-7 lead early in the second quarter.

Next, Buffalo drove down the field and once again LeSean McCoy put another touchdown in his book as he gave the Bills the 14-10 lead.

Keeping it close, with each defense really fighting in the first half, San Francisco kicked a field goal with two minutes left. Apparently, that was enough time for a determined Buffalo offense, as they set kicker Dan Carpenter up for a 40-yard field goal and he drilled it, making it Buffalo 17, San Francisco 13 at the half.

Much of the third quarter felt like a stalemate; however, Buffalo scored a touchdown at the end to increase their lead to 24-13.

Any worries that the Bills had were definitely let go in the fourth quarter, as they outscored San Francisco 21-3 in the last quarter to win, 45-16.

That victory improves Buffalo to 4-2 with a four-game winning streak.

Nevertheless, the Bills won’t have much time to celebrate, as they’ll have to travel down to Miami to clash with the 2-4 Dolphins. Although it seems like a walkover game, the Bills can’t slack off by any means. They have to understand that this is a huge divisional matchup and if they were to win, it would set up quite the game in week 8, as New England will be coming to town.

My prediction for next week is a 34-24 victory over Miami, as LeSean McCoy will have another huge week and help the Bills improve their record to 5-2.