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ORCHARD PARK, NY — After an entire week of being talked about by the Miami Dolphins’ offense, the Buffalo Bills made a statement of their own to begin their Week 4 AFC East matchup.
Quarterback Josh Allen connected with wide receiver Gabe Davis on an 18-yard touchdown pass to put the Dolphins up 7-0 on the opening drive of the game.
The score ended an eight-play, 75-yard drive that the Bills took down the field with ease. Four minutes drove off the clock. Allen joined Davis as he dropped to the right sideline with cornerback Justin Bethel in coverage.
Davis scored his third straight TD. The score was set up by an unnecessary roughing penalty on Dolphins cornerback Kather Coho for pushing wide receiver Stefon Diggs out of bounds at the end of a 17-yard reception.
The Bills tried to set up the running game and offensive balance early with two rushes each to James Cook and Latavius Murray and Allen.
The Bills regained the lead on James Cook’s first touchdown run of the season.
Cook, normally not the Bills’ short-yardage back, got a one-yard out and almost lost control of the football, but held on and pushed forward over the goal line. The touchdown was reviewed, but ultimately determined, ending Buffalo’s long 10-play, 80-drive.
The Bills extended their scoring streak to three straight drives when Allen connected with Diggs on an 11-yard pass down the middle of the field. The score — the Dicks’ second of the season — came despite the Bills being held back five yards on the previous play because offensive lineman David Edwards didn’t declare himself eligible to the officials.
Dix scored his third TD a few minutes later on a 55-yard touchdown pass from Allen.