For the first two weeks of the 2022 NFL season, it felt like the Buffalo Bills could walk on water.
But the sweltering heat in Miami Sunday left them gasping for water in Week 3.
Josh Allen attempted 63 passes Sunday, and while he finished the day without throwing any interceptions, he had at least five passes that could have been picked off. Stefon Diggs was on and off the field in the second half as he dealt with leg cramps. The conditions certainly weren't ideal for the Bills, who are accustomed to playing in significantly colder weather in Buffalo.
Even still, the Bills had a chance to get into field-goal position late in the fourth quarter. Had they done so, Tyler Bass would have had a chance to kick a game-winning field goal, with the Bills only trailing 21-19. Instead, the clock ran out after a 12-yard reception by Isaiah McKenzie, as the Bills desperately tried to spike the ball.
Once it became clear that the Bills had indeed lost the game, the camera cut to offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey up in the coach's booth. Even with the windows shut, Dorsey had the reaction of someone who was worn down by the heat at Hard Rock Stadium:
Even had the Bills been able to stop the clock, they would have been looking at a field goal of more than 50 yards, given that McKenzie was tackled at the Miami 41 yard line.
The good news for Dorsey is there wasn't a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet within reach when the clock hit 0:00. After Tom Brady smashed two tablets in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 2 loss, the NFL warned teams that there would be punishments for such actions moving forward, per Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.