1:00 PM ET, November 11, 2007
Five times since 1978, two teams in the same season have started 0-8. Half of those 10 won their ninth game, including the previously 0-8 Rams on Sunday. The Dolphins, however, weren't as fortunate.
|* -- Won 9th game|
Miami DE Jason Taylor left the game early in the third quarter with an ankle injury. He returned to action only briefly and said he wasn't sure about the severity of the injury. ... Dolphins DE Matt Roth left the game in the second half with a groin injury. ... Buffalo CB Kiwaukee Thomas hurt his groin in the fourth quarter, and the Bills said the injury could be serious. TE Robert Royal suffered a mild concussion. ... The Bills' 2-point conversion was their first in six years to the day.
The Bills were less than impressive in this win, failing to mount an effective ground or air attack for most of the game against an invigorated Dolphins defense. Miami defensive coordinator Dom Capers did a nice job of mixing 3-4 and 4-3 fronts, along with zone run blitzes, to keep Buffalo running back Marshawn Lynch under control. The Dolphins controlled time of possession with zone blocking schemes that wore down the Billsí undersized 4-3 front, and running back Jesse Chatman picked up nice chunks of yards on inside power plays and off-tackle bounce schemes. Still, Buffalo quarterback J.P. Losman made some timely throws to set up PK Rian Lindell for the game-winning field goal.
-- Ken Moll, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.3||4.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||09:40||Jay Feely 38 Yd||0||3|
|SF||10:58||Cleo Lemon Tackled By Chris Kelsay In End Zone||2||3|
|TD||00:00||Cleo Lemon 5 Yd Run (Jay Feely Kick)||2||10|
|TD||09:46||Marshawn Lynch 3 Yd Run (Marshawn Lynch Run For Two-Point Conversion)||10||10|
|FG||00:46||Rian Lindell 34 Yd||13||10|