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NFL Week 7 PFF ReFocused: Buffalo Bills 31, Miami Dolphins 21

The Buffalo Bills further helped the Miami Dolphins on their way to the first overall pick by beating their divisional rivals, 31-21, in Week 7 of NFL action.

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Final Score

Buffalo Bills 31, Miami Dolphins 21

Buffalo Bills

The Bills may have been losing at halftime, but thankfully, Josh Allen stepped it up in the second half. He had some inaccurate throws throughout the game, but he was able to do just enough down the stretch, connecting on a couple of nice passes, including the touchdown to wideout John Brown.

For the most part, the Bills' offensive line was excellent in pass protection. Jon Feliciano struggled and gave up multiple pressures, but outside of that, the offensive line was able to give Josh Allen plenty of time to operate in the pocket.

Jerry Hughes had an impressive day against Miami's offensive tackles, consistently causing mayhem for Ryan Fitzpatrick in the passing game. As a unit, however, Buffalo's defense didn't play up to the standard they have set for themselves this year, allowing too many rushing yards and missing too many tackles.

Young cornerback Tre'Davious White had an impressive day, most notably intercepting a pass in the red zone from Ryan Fitzpatrick on a play where he stuck to the receiver's hip.

Miami Dolphins

Miami's offense moved the ball surprisingly well on Buffalo's very good defense, particularly in the run game where they were able to grind out consistent gains and set up play-action passes. Running back Mark Walton impressed in an expanding role and had several impressive runs that weaved through traffic.

New starter Ryan Fitzpatrick did a decent job in hitting receivers, trying to keep Miami in the game. Although in the end, the talent difference was just too much to overcome. DeVante Parker had a solid day at the office as well, including a touchdown catch in the first half.

John Jenkins was really the lone bright spot for the Dolphins' defense. He was solid in the run game and was the only pass-rusher who could create any sort of problem for that Bills' offensive line.

Jomal Wiltz really struggled in coverage today. He was consistently getting beat and seemed lost at times. The Bills' last touchdown pretty much summed up his day when he allowed Cole Beasley to walk into the endzone.

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Cris Collinsworth

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