Inside The Bills

Turnovers were gifts for Miami

Posted by Chris Brown on December 23, 2012 – 9:03 pm

The Bills have had trouble protecting the football for most of the season, and that unfortunately continued at Miami. What makes the giveaways from Sunday’s game so tough to take is the fact that Miami is one of the worst teams in the league at forcing turnovers.

Miami came into the game with the second-fewest takeaways in the league with 12. Only Indianapolis had fewer this season (10) going into Week 16 action. The Dolphins also had the second-fewest fumble recoveries in the league with just three. On Sunday they doubled that total.

The results of Sunday’s turnover battle allowed Miami to go from a minus-12 on the season in takeaway-giveaway differential to a minus-8 leapfrogging Buffalo, which slipped from a minus-10 to a minus-14.

Those turnovers resulted in 17 points for Miami. It was the second consecutive week that Buffalo’s opponent scored 17 points off turnovers.


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