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The Bills get squished by the fish, but look ahead to New England matchup

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Andrew Kruszka, Staff Writer

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The Buffalo Bills (4-2 after six games) traveled down to South Beach Florida to meet with the 2-4 Miami Dolphins this past Sunday.

Many thought the game would be an easy one for the Bills as they looked to extend their winning streak to five.

Running back LeSean McCoy ended up getting the start for the game despite a strain in his hamstring.

The action started with the Miami offense driving through the Bills defense and putting up three points. They must have felt good getting off to an early lead, but the Buffalo Bills offense got kicking as they scored 10 unanswered points in the 1st quarter.

The score was 10-3 close to the end of the half, but the Dolphins put up another field goal to make it 10-6 at the half.

An ordinary first half would end up turning into a nail-biting second half.

The third quarter was mostly a stalemate, as both the Dolphins and the Bills defenses kept their ground, not letting up much.

Buffalo broke that as quarterback Tyrod Taylor connected with wide receiver Marquise Goodwin for a 67-yard touchdown pass to make the score 17-6 Bills.

Miami then didn’t waste much time, barreling down the field, scoring a touchdown and succeeding on a two-point conversion to make it 17-14 at the end of the 3rd quarter.

Buffalo needed to keep the pressure up, but their defense ran out of gas as they let up a touchdown and then another touchdown to put Miami up 28-17.

Buffalo, in their two-minute drill, brought their offense tumbling into the end zone and succeeded on the 2-point conversion to make it 28-25.

Though a hard fought game by Buffalo looked to be a win initially, they came up short and lost their winning streak, as they fell to the Miami Dolphins, 28-25.

The result made the Bills 4-3 on the season and 1-2 against AFC East teams.

The Bills will have no time to mourn their loss, as they have to clash with their division rival, red hot New England Patriots (6-1) – a game that is most likely a win or done situation for the Bills.

Buffalo will have to step up both its offensive and defensive games.

New England will be coming to town on a mission, wanting to give us revenge from the week four game where the Bills shut out the Pats.

My prediction for the week eight matchup is a Bills win, 31-30 in a very close game where the Buffalo defense will force three turnovers in the game and the hometown crowd will be loud!

GO BILLS!!

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