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NFL Week 11 PFF ReFocused: Buffalo Bills 37, Miami Dolphins 20

Josh Allen and John Brown led the Buffalo Bills to a 37-20 win over the Miami Dolphins on the road in Week 11.

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Final Score

Buffalo Bills 37, Miami Dolphins 20

Buffalo Bills

John Brown continues to have his best season in years. He had nine catches, six of which went for either a first down or touchdown, and a season-high 138 receiving yards. Sunday was also his first multi-touchdown game since Week 3 of his rookie season in 2014.

Josh Allen threw a couple of dangerous passes but had a solid game overall. He recorded his first game with three passing touchdowns of the season. He also made a few nice plays with his legs, adding 55 rushing yards and another score on the ground.

Defensive tackle Ed Oliver, the Bills' first-round pick in April's draft, didn't dominate but flashed some of the high-end play. He used his strength to make an impact in the running game, giving Bills fans a glimpse of the player they hope he will develop into down the road.

Linebacker Matt Milano has struggled in 2019, but this was one of his better games. With the Dolphins throwing the ball to their running backs plenty, he played with the ball in front of him, finishing the game with a handful of tackles in the passing game.

Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins failed to create any semblance of a pass-rush, as they did not record a sack, just a single hit and only pressured Allen a few times all game, which didn't do any favors for the secondary.

Miami gave up over 100 yards rushing to Buffalo's running backs, but it also took 28 carries to get there. Davon Godchaux stood out the most, making a few stops of his own and was fairly disruptive even when he couldn't make a play himself.

The offensive tackle position continues to be a problem for the Dolphins. The combination of Julie'n Davenport and J'Marcus Webb at left tackle and Jesse Davis at right tackle struggled against the Bills' defensive front. Davis was beaten to the inside by edge defender Lorenzo Alexander multiple times, keeping quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick under pressure.

Fitzpatrick was solid at quarterback for Miami and didn't really make many costly mistakes throughout the game. With the Dolphins underdogs in the game, they needed a big game from him if they were going to have a chance to win, and while he couldn't do that, he was good enough to prevent the game from becoming a blowout.

Cris Collinsworth

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