Turning Point: Buffalo Bills’ Final Drive vs. the Dolphins


Rookie quarterback Josh Allen took the team on his back but came up short last Sunday, losing out to the Miami Dolphins 21-17. Allen accounted for 88% of the offensive production but lost in dramatic fashion after an exciting 2-minute final drive situation. It was a great learning experience for the young QB and a series that showed some of Allen’s brilliance and some of his pitfalls.

Erik and Nate break down the entire drive in this extended film room session. Enjoy!

Play One Start

1-10-BUF 10 (2:33) (Shotgun) J.Allen pass deep middle to R.Foster to BUF 37 for 27 yards (K.Alonso).

Play Two 9:06

1-10-BUF 37 (2:10) (No Huddle, Shotgun) J.Allen pass short right to L.McCoy pushed ob at BUF 48 for 11 yards (R.Jones).

Play Three 13:45

1-10-BUF 48 (2:02) (Shotgun) J.Allen pass deep right to I.McKenzie pushed ob at MIA 29 for 23 yards (R.Jones).

Play Four 21:10

1-10-MIA 29 (1:52) (Shotgun) J.Allen pass short right to L.McCoy to MIA 25 for 4 yards (R.Jones).

Play Five 25:51

2-6-MIA 25 (1:27) (No Huddle, Shotgun) PENALTY on BUF-D.Dawkins, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at MIA 25 – No Play. Miami elects to accept 10- second runoff.

Play Six 27:02

2-11-MIA 30 (1:14) (Shotgun) J.Allen pass incomplete deep left [D.Godchaux].

Play Eight 33:33

3-11-MIA 30 (1:10) (Shotgun) J.Allen pass deep left to Z.Jones to MIA 6 for 24 yards (M.Fitzpatrick). The Replay Official reviewed the pass completion ruling, and the play was REVERSED. (Shotgun) J.Allen pass incomplete deep left to Z.Jones (M.Fitzpatrick).

Play Nine 39:14

4-11-MIA 30 (1:05) (Shotgun) J.Allen pass incomplete deep right to C.Clay.

Wrap Up 53:04