The Buffalo Bills decimated the Miami Dolphins in a laughable 56-26 win, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 in Bills Stadium in Buffalo. They deployed a rushing game that produced 78 yards, two rushing touchdowns, to support a Josh Allen performance of 224 yards and three touchdowns.
Allen finished the game completing 18 of 25 passes, to lead the way for the Bills. He ended up with an overall QB rating of 122.30, coming from a performance that included 224 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception for the game.
Zack Moss and Antonio Williams led the rushing game for the Bills. Moss rushed for eight yards from carrying the football three times. Moss was helped by Williams who carried the football 12 times for a total of 63 yards. In the passing game, Allen was most successful throwing the ball to Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis. Diggs caught seven passes for a total of 76 yards, while Davis contributed with 107 yards from two passes.
The Bills were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in one sack, and two tackles for loss, to go along with one forced fumble, with one defensive touchdown.
Tua Tagovailoa led the Dolphins in a losing effort with 361 yards, completing 35 of 58 passes, three interceptions, and one touchdown, for a QB rating of 62.50.
The Dolphins’ rushing game was led by Salvon Ahmed and Myles Gaskin. For the game, Ahmed carried the ball six times, rushed for 29 yards, and one touchdown. Gaskin supplemented and carried the ball a total of seven times for a total of 20 yards. Meanwhile Lynn Bowden and DeVante Parker were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Dolphins. Bowden caught eight passes from Tagovailoa for a total of 44 yards, while Parker contributed with 116 yards from seven passes.
In a losing effort, the Dolphins defense contributed with one sack , zero forced fumbles, two tackles for loss, and no defensive touchdowns for the game.
After the win, the Bills now have a 13-3 record, compared to the Dolphins who now have a 10-6 record.