ORCHARD PARK -- The Dolphins beat the Patriots and came here last December and laid an egg, losing to the Bills.
Well, 10 months later, the 2014 Dolphins beat the Patriots to open this season and came here and laid an egg, losing to the Bills 29-10.
Two 19-point losses at Buffalo.
Special teams melted down, allowing a 102-yard kickoff return, a blocked punt, and giving up a muff punt return by Jarvis Landry. Brandon Fields also shanked two punts.
It suggests last week was something of a mirage. And that is possible.
But there are reasons to think things will get better. Koa Misi will return next week and replace Jason Trusnik who proved today he's not it at middle linebacker.
It is possible that Reshad Jones and Dion Jordan will also be back next weekend. Mike Pouncey might even be ready to do some light practicing, although it is not likely he'll play against Kansas City.
So the Dolphins get better.
Of course, the loss of Knowhson Moreno on his only carry Sunday seems to trump all those positives right now. Frankly, not many positives at all now.