« Dolphins lead Bills 14-7 in fourth quarter | Main | Dolphins coaching was a problem versus Bill »

Miami Dolphins lose to Buffalo, 31-14

ORCHARD PARK, N.J. -- This was a first.

The Dolphins had lost games before, no doubt about it. But lose to a team they should have beaten? Lose to a team overmatched and undermanned? Not under Bill Parcells, Tony Sparano and Jeff Ireland.

Until today.

Bills 31. Dolphins 14.

The offense is at fault. There were dropped passes, the blocking was spotty, and both Ricky Williams and Chad Henne threw interceptions. Henne threw three in the final two minutes.

The coaching is at fault. That Williams interceptions came on first-and-goal from the 2 yard line. And they threw, can you believe it? There were also the usual reverse when the running game is doing well and the one-on-one coverage in the secondary ... against Terrell Owens, who delivered a 51-yard game-clinching TD catch.

And the defense is at fault. This unit seemed slow, seemed mostly unable to apply a choke hold on a struggling opponent. They just stunk.

Now the Dolphins are 5-6.

It was an upset.

It was upsetting.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Miami Dolphins lose to Buffalo, 31-14:


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Jaksin, sure it's a disappointing loss BUT did u expect a Superbowl team this year after all the years of abuse by Wandstat, Cam, and Saban..??? I have been a season ticket holder 12 years now, and sit thru every game, even that horrendous 1-15 mess two years ago...Parcells has really done a GREAT job in two years and I'm excited about the future..Henne, Davis, Sean Smith to just name a few...We started out with THE toughest schedule in the NFL and have hung in there...Today was a cra'py game to watch but I'm more excited then ever that we are on the right track and Parcells will get it done..The idiots on this blog that don't see what's happening either have no patience or know nothing about football...This may not be our year, but this team is being built to be really good for along time...

Rookie is a matter of semantics.

I can't disagree. It appears as though they went into this game with no " game plan", Very unprofessional and upsetting.

After everything is said and done, I believe the coaches are at fault. The play calling was notrotious!

Bobby, agree with you 100%, future is looking good...

I feel sorry for anyone that lives near Odinseye, He'll be P.Oed

for dolphins to ge in playoffs ne england must lose next five games and dolphins wins all games left and nj learn how to make monkey meatballs .

This is unbelivable


Okay aside from the three interceptions if Henne had a WR that could break away like TO did to us and get a few steps ahead of the defender it makes all the difference in the world. I am not sure why Ginn was so slow today, even as a punt returner he never got past the 25 yard line, he just seemed really slow today.

bobbyd12 thanks for the good attitude.

Some of these folks....

What can I say...

What is with the picks Chad Hennie

bobbyd, listen man i hear ya. i see a bright future, you have a strong point. im with you there. and no i didnt foresee super bowl.what i was saying is i wont kick the dog or smash any more of my stuff in fourth quarter rage since it is what it is. go phins '10'!!

Not sure who was on bills that tipped all of Hennes passes but that mostly accounted for his inaccurate and picked passes.

Let's face it. The dolphins just aren't a quality team. Good teams are able to overcome mistakes. The phins have to give everything they've got just to eek out a win. Keep up the rebuilding process. It will take a few more years because they need help everywhere.

Guys just remember 2 years ago the fish were 0-11 with a moron for a coach, a moron for a G.M and a moron for a owner....

I went to see them play and beat the panthers last game, I loved it had a great time. Win or lose I still love the fins!

So glad our illusions of playoffs all but done. Been saying draft positioning more important. Last season's Afc east title really screwed a team fresh off of 1-15. Except for maybe Smith and Davis our entire 09 draft could have looked much different than it does now.

You 2 Cuban.

2 facts;

1-ronnie is 1/2 of this team.
2/this team has no offense.

plain & simple...they need to relegate Ginn to kickoffs for the rest of the year, then cut him after the season...Another in need of being cut is Mr Clam Chowder - I've said it before & it still rings true - he's ALL bark, NO bite...he can't tackle for crap...after the season, they need to put him on the waiver wire, too.

You throw instaed of run with Ricky in the HOTTEST hot red zone? Throw???? We also need a WR.


Was looking for you.

More thoughts please.

GOpats your my hero when you talk like that.

we have tony morono, jeff "lets draft pat white with a 2nd round pick" ireland, stephen "i love washed up celebrities" ross

all 3 are morons

horrible play calling? Ricky throwing on first and goa at the 3 yard line you have to be kiddig me. Parcell do you agree with this play. Bringing White in after Henne just completed a a 15 yr pass for a first down. Throwing deep to Ginn from our OWN 2 yard line in a tie game.


I Blame this loss on coaching period. No if and or buts.

I hear that Steven(Hollywood) Ross wants to move the air breathing mammals to Los Angles, Mando is this true???

I absolutely love Ricky and of course Ronnie. But since we are now in a position to start talking draft, would anyone else LOVE to see that Toby Gerhart kid from Stanford in a phins uniform next year???

Test, the old saying goes" The more things change, the more they stay the same"

Ron, How are things in San Diego????

Pat White pick sucked. Give ya that one.

What does San Diego mean any way???

Henne is not the fall guy! When you take a QB and rotate him around due to the Wildcat, he is not going to get into the rhythm that a QB needs to. I love the Wildcat but with out Ronnie Brown it's not feasible. You do a run play for no yards on 1st down, then run a wildcat on 2nd down and then bring Henne back on the field for a 3rd and 10. How do you blame Henne? then why with 2:47 to go in a game you are trailing would you put Pat white in at QB. There situational offensive calling is questionable at best.

coordinators need to go henning calls reverses and trick plays at the wrong time those types of plays deflate your team after they make a big play. The defense falls asleep in the second half of games when they put pressure on the QB in the 1st half henning and pasqualoni need to go.

Dave, You got it!

Can you help some of these other poor souls.

Also, despite how much this sucks that the seasons basically over, lets remember that this coming offseason has the potential to transform us from a mediocre team with too many holes to a good team with just a couple. The way I see it is Vincent Jacksons a FA and we should do whatever we can to grab him. Receiver problem is then pretty much cured. Then, just look at the draft. Our biggest weaknesses are the in the middle of our defense and this draft is very deep at the DT ILB and S positions....

Sparano is retarded

Did you see him running down the sideline trying to get a timeout after the Dolphins got an interception near the end of the first half? That tardo didn't know that the clock stops on a change of possession.

A caller to WQAM also said Sparano sometimes sucks his thumb on the sideline then sticks it under the bill of his cap.

Lets go PATS tommorrow night. Keep the undefeated dream team alive. That was a real dolphin team.

why is everyone worried about Parcells leaving? what has he done? Taken us from terrible to , ohh wait, we are still terrible. let him go somewhere else.

His thumb or his GUM ?

Some observations:

1) The most frustrating thing about this loss was all the times the links to JustinTV conked out.

2) The Dolphins haven't had a good defense since the Wannestedt years - yes, the Wannestedt years. While they tended to crumble when the game was on the line, at least they were capable of being dominant, and statistically they were quite good. The current defense is woeful, but I can see them turning it around.

3) The episode of "Happy Days" where Fonzie jumped the shark (hence the expression "Jumping The Shark") was actually a minor classic since there was a character who did a hilarious impression of Jack Benny.

4) To say that someone has "the patience of Job" is a misnomer since the biblical Job was anything but patient.

5) Where are all the geniuses on this blog who cried foul when the NFL decided against putting the Dolphins-Patriots game on Sunday night? Doesn't it seem like a wise decision now?

the only thing we can look forward to is the season being over and ted ginn going awol
and the chads not be hanging around maimi anymore

Henne does not show me the traits of a brees, brady, manning, ect... which is a bummer because we will not be able to find a guy like that for the future, COACHING is awful, they abandoned ricky to many timws, especially the first int... bills couls not stop him running, so why throw 1st down so close? The D is terrible, the corners of so much promise show me to many flaws. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY, Bill Parcells retires this year becaus he knows there is no future here, trust me....

Everyone vote for artical 2,Clause 5 of the constitution to be abolished, hence the team to pick in 2016 to be Doddswoth/Menace.......

Oh Carloser-o where are you ?

Back to the ghetto for you , no more golf in the park, poor loser.

Golfito, no go losero , DORK.

Henne is a good qb folks, you cannot blame him for no talent at receiver or for the horrible play calls. Manning threw 28 ints his rookie year and he turned out fine. Not saying Henne is the next Manning just that he is 5-3 as a starter with nobody to throw the ball to, imagine if he had a Vincent Jackson or Wes Welker? Team has holes and they better be filled in the offseason. Today was dissappointing but at least we know now that we are out of it. Look forward to a stress free December. Lol, still love my fins and hope we can beat up on patsies next week!!!

That's all we need , 2 more idiots in office in 2012 .

I too wonder where Carlito is.....

BobD you are an idiot. Seriously, you really think Henne has no future as a QB? Can't throw the ball further than 5 yards? GIVE ME A FREAKIN' BREAK.

2016 numbnuts...

When you are a better team, you line up and beat the other team. The trick plays killed the Dolphins. Obviously, the Ricky Williams pass was the biggest play of the game. What a puzzling play call on 1st and goal from the 2. That's a play you call in the 2nd half against a team that's STOPPING your run game which the Bills weren't doing.

If you feel you have to trick a team like the Bills, then you don't deserve to be in the playoffs.

2012 MORON !

i'll be like nj(no nuts)phin fans" play-offs, play-offs" what a idiot..

Didja see the catch the Tenny receiver made on the game winner? Did you see VYoung lead the team 99 yds on final drive, making play after play, including a couple of 4th downs?

Can you imagine Ginn, or any other fin wr, or Henne, doing the same? I thought not.

We are no closer to being competitive than we were two years ago w/ camoron.

Is it me or are our lbs,especially Crowder,always out of position and blowing coverages?

no nj, we're running in 2016......

Playoffs ? Playoffs ? we need to win a damn game ! PLAYOFFS?

NJ's true colors:

Fins lose = ho hum
Fasano makes a few catches = Hip Hip Hooray!

He only cares about patting himself & his chosen players on the back, not about the dolphins.

We lost cause our MLB got out run by a QB and our WRs can't catch the ball when it counts

The only thing that's running is your azzz !

« 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 »

The comments to this entry are closed.