Two Buffalo players had to be carted off the field and several others had to be helped to the sideline. The way Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell saw it, the carnage reached a point where the Bills just quit trying. “In the first half, when we jumped on them, the way the game was going and the way they were playing, they laid down,” Bell said Sunday after Miami’s 35-8 victory.
“We were putting a hat to them and flying all over the place. When we don’t make mistakes, we execute, and everybody’s in the right spot, we’re a pretty good defense. We did that today, and I feel they laid down.” That’s a harsh assessment of an opponent, but the Dolphins’ punishing defense was undeniable as it refused to yield a touchdown for the third consecutive game. Even a teammate, wide receiver Brandon Marshall, could see what was going on.
“I wouldn’t want to play against those guys,” Marshall said. “It seemed like every time the ball was in the air there was a big hit. That sends a message not only to the guys on the other sideline, but the guys we’ll be facing in the future.”