Bills blank Dolphins for first win of 2021 season

Buffalo posts their largest shutout victory in nearly 55 years
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The Bills defeated the Miami Dolphins handily in Week 2 of the 2021 season, as Buffalo dialed it up to the tune of a 35-0 final at Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida.

With the win, Buffalo put up its largest margin of victory in a shutout since November of 1966, and the franchise's first clean sheet on the road since 2016 against a Jacoby Brissett-led New England Patriots in Foxboro.

Buffalo got off a fast start in this one, as less than three minutes into the game Devin Singletary accepted a handoff from Josh Allen and took it 46 yards to the endzone for a 7-0 Bills lead.

On the next Buffalo drive, the visitors found pay dirt once again, as Allen linked up with his favorite target, Stefon Diggs for the duo's first touchdown connection of the 2021 campaign.

On the defensive side of the football, the Bills gave Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa fits early on in this affair. Miami was unable to generate any momentum on offense, and while trying to get a pass off on a 4th-and-1 play, Tagovailoa took a massive hit from Bills pass rusher A.J. Epenesa that forced the second-year signal caller to be carted off the field.

Tagovailoa was replaced at quarterback by Brissett, and he was eventually ruled out of the game at the end of the third quarter.

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The second half began with the Bills finding the end zone for the third time on the afternoon. After a major lull on offense after a scorching start, Allen connected with tight end Dawson Knox to put a bow on an eight-play, 75-yard scoring drive that took just over three minutes of play.

The score ballooned to 28-0 in the early goings of the fourth quarter when the Bills capitalized on a short field after stopping the Dolphins on a fourth down conversion attempt. Needing seven yards to score, Zack Moss bulldozed his way into the end zone for his first score of the season.

Moss doubled the fun on the ensuing Bills drive, as he barreled into Miami's Elandon Roberts en route to another rushing score to extend the Buffalo lead to 35.

That would cap the scoring for the Bills, as the defense held strong in the later goings of the game to put a ribbon on the 35-0 shutout win over the Dolphins.

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GAME SUMMARY

First Quarter:

- 7-0 BUFFALO: Bills touchdown (12:33) - Devin Singletary rushes for a 46-yard touchdown. (Tyler Bass' extra point attempt was good)
Drive info: 2 plays, 46 yards, 0:12

- 14-0 BUFFALO: Bills touchdown (7:02) - Josh Allen tosses a five-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs. (Tyler Bass' extra point attempt was good)
Drive info: 7 plays, 52 yards, 3:39

Second Quarter:

- NO SCORING

Third Quarter:

- 21-0 BUFFALO: Bills touchdown (11:48) - Josh Allen throws an eight-yard touchdown pass to Dawson Knox. (Tyler Bass' extra point attempt is good)
Drive info: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:12

Fourth Quarter:

- 28-0 BUFFALO: Bills touchdown (13:38) - Zack Moss run the football in for a seven-yard touchdown. (Tyler Bass' extra point attempt is good)
Drive info: 11 plays, 41 yards, 5:21

- 35-0 BUFFALO: Bills touchdown (7:45) - Zack Moss punches the ball in for a one-yard touchdown run. (Tyler Bass' extra point attempt is good)
Drive info: 8 plays, 62 yards, 4:13

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SKYWORKS EQUIPMENT RENTAL STATS OF THE GAME:

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What's Next:

The Bills return to Orchard Park to host the Washington Football Team on Sunday, Sept. 26 at Highmark Stadium. Pregame coverage on WGR gets started at 7 a.m. ET with "Breakfast with the Bills - Fantasy Style" with Louie DiBiase and Derek Kramer. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. ET with John Murphy, Eric Wood and Sal Capaccio on the call.

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