1:00 PM ET, December 9, 2007
Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo, NY
The Dolphins had previously never lost 13 games in one season. ... Gado also scored on a 20-yard touchdown and finished with 52 yards rushing in his first start since he was with Houston last year. ... The Dolphins are now off to the third-worst start to a season in NFL history, joining Oakland (1962) and Indianapolis (1986). Their 16-game losing streak, which dates to last season, matches the eighth longest streak in NFL history. ... Bills PK Rian Lindell set a franchise record by hitting his 18th consecutive field goal, a 51-yarder in the first quarter. His string ended on his next attempt, pushing a 46-yarder wide left.
Miami didnít play well in any facet of the contest. Special teams miscues, three first-half turnovers and inconsistent tackling put the Dolphins in a huge hole by halftime, and this team just isnít built to overcome a huge deficit. The Bills used a mixture of stunts and twists with their base 4-3 defensive scheme to derail the Dolphins' offense. The somewhat-undersized Buffalo defensive front four overpowered the larger Miami offensive line to set the tempo of the game. Poor tackling by the veteran Miami defense and its inability to mount any pressure on the quarterback gave the Bills' offense two ways to attack the Dolphins. Miami found its footing with a change of signal-callers and more play-action passes in the second half, but it wasnít nearly enough as the Dolphins fell well short of their first victory.
-- Ken Moll, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.1||6.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||12:12||Robert Royal 13 Yd Pass From Trent Edwards (Rian Lindell Kick)||0||7|
|TD||05:25||Robert Royal 28 Yd Pass From Trent Edwards (Rian Lindell Kick)||0||14|
|TD||04:35||George Wilson 20 Yd Fumble Return (Rian Lindell Kick)||0||21|
|TD||03:37||Samkon Gado 12 Yd Run (Jay Feely Kick)||7||21|
|FG||00:14||Rian Lindell 51 Yd||7||24|
|TD||09:33||Lee Evans 9 Yd Pass From Trent Edwards (Rian Lindell Kick)||7||31|
|TD||11:25||Samkon Gado 20 Yd Run (Jay Feely Kick)||14||31|
|FG||06:30||Jay Feely 41 Yd||17||31|
|TD||12:46||Lee Evans 70 Yd Pass From Trent Edwards (Rian Lindell Kick)||17||38|