Dolphins-Bills Live Blog, Second Half

11.15.12 5 years ago 388 Comments

The Buffalo wing hat has to be the best regional food fan accessory among all NFL fan bases, even topping the infamous lutefisk hat sported by large swaths of Vikings crowds.

The two teams traded return touchdowns in the first half. Because they aren’t getting into the end zone otherwise. Leodis McKelvin got the Bills on the board first with a 79-yard punt return. After the Bills extended their lead to 10-0, Marcus Thigpen ran the kickoff back 96 yards. It’s another special teams fiesta!

If not for the Bills being 5Channed by their own playcalling, they might have a bigger lead going into halftime. Here are two plays that Gailey dialed up in the first half on 3rd and 1 situations: Wildcat run by Tashard Choice after successful runs by C.J. Spiller on first and second down, empty set passing situation in the red zone that resulted in Ryan Fitzpatrick nearly being intercepted. On the last play before settling for a field goal going into half, Buffalo tried a slant to Scott Chandler rather than, say, a jump ball over the much smaller corner.

The Bills defense has thus far been having its way with Miami, which would be embarrassing if Miami’s best skill player on offense after Reggie Bush weren’t Brian Hartline. He put one on the ground in the first half, prompting a official’s review which took way too long for a pretty obvious turnover. Miami has about 50 yards of offense and I don’t think Tannehill has thrown pass beyond five yards that hasn’t been a desperation throwaway. Buffalo has had success with its collection of screens. Of course they have. Mayock pronounced Chad Gailey “the master of screens.” Because computers have screens and 5Chan is the haxor king. I assume he’s to blame for the numerous technical difficulties that NFL Network has had this evening.

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