It wouldn’t be a Miami Dolphins-Buffalo Bills game if Dolphin fans didn’t come out of the game in equal parts annoying and annoyed. It seems like two AFC East rivals have played exactly the same game 1,000 times over the past decade, each frustratingly unsatisfying in their own particular little way.
On Sunday, the tradition continued like no other as the Dolphins lost a four-hour weird football experience 31-28 to the Bills.
Late in the first quarter when the Dolphins fell behind 7-0, there was a power outage at Hard Rock Stadium causing CBS to lose its television feed. The dolphin fans were left to watch the Denver Broncos-Pittsburgh Steelers match. At the time the problem was resolved, the score was 14-7, bills.
Shortly after CBS regained coverage, the game was stopped before halftime due to lightning. Once again, Dolphin fans were treated to watching more Broncos-Steelers. To summarize: At this point, Dolphin fans who expected to see, you know, the Miami Dolphins play, saw more of Ben Roethlisberger than Ryan Fitzpatrick.
A power outage at the stadium, and now the lightning delay at the Dolphins vs Bills game is some of the most famous things in Miami that could happen. pic.twitter.com/lrB1catxik
– this is your little girl Daisy (@raisindaisin) September 20, 2020
In addition to losing to the Buffalo Bills, the Delphini encountered another familiar feeling: after two games they were 0-2. After an offseason that included a hype about adding Tua Tagovailoe and a host of expensive defensive free agents, the Dolphins don’t seem to be as much better than they were at the end of a season where their clear goal was to lose every possible game.
Dolphins lose, 31-28, allow 417 yards in the air, 113 on the ground at 5.4 per carry and fall to 0-2. Jagovi is waiting for Thursday short week
– Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) September 20, 2020
On the plus side, next week the Dolphins face the Jacksonville Jaguars – one of the only teams in the NFL to have a chance to be favored at this point in the season.
The defeat by Jacksonville will undoubtedly move the season one step closer to Tagovailoa being on the field to learn at work and less in the playoffs.