Bills Lose To Dolphins In Home Opener 15 - 10

September 12, 2010 Updated Sep 13, 2010 at 10:49 AM EDT

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Bills Lose To Dolphins In Home Opener 15 - 10

September 12, 2010 Updated Sep 13, 2010 at 10:49 AM EDT

Orchard Park, NY (WKBW) - The Buffalo Bills lost to the Miami Dolphins in the home opener Sunday. The final score: Dolphins 15 - Bills 10.

Buffalo began a new era under head coach Chan Gailey with an important division test against the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday. And though the defense came to play holding Miami off the scoreboard for the entire third quarter to keep it a one score deficit (10-3), Buffalo’s offense could not find enough rhythm in time as they fell to Miami 15-10.

The Bills offense had trouble stringing positive plays together. At halftime Buffalo had just 57 yards of total offense as they went three-and-out on three of their five first half possessions. Miami’s defensive front was getting consistent penetration at the line of scrimmage, which helped to keep Buffalo’s plays from developing.


A stingy Bills defense kept Buffalo within striking distance for most of the game, and the offense came alive in the fourth quarter going to their two-minute offense with nine minutes left in the game. Trent Edwards and the Bills attack staged a 10-play 80-yard drive that initially appeared doomed after Edwards was sacked on a 3rd-and-2 at the Miami 22. On 4th-and-11 however, the Bills went for it.


Edwards got the protection he needed and tossed a perfect touch pass over the shoulder of Roscoe Parrish, who got behind his defender for a 31-yard touchdown to pull Buffalo to within a field goal with 5:13 remaining (13-10).



Buffalo’s defense came up big again stalling a Dolphins drive near midfield to force a punt, but Dolphins punter Brandon Fields dropped a punt perfectly, which died at the Bills one-yard line. Buffalo then threw three straight incompletions and took a safety on fourth down to make the score 15-10.


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