The Buffalo Bills didn't get an invite or the memo that the Dolphins are the NFL's next big thing.
Buffalo pulled the emergency brake on the Dolphins hype train with a convincing 48-20 win over Miami to kick off October. The game featured a Dolphins squad soundly dominated in all facets of the game, looking nothing like the team that laughed its way to a 50-point win the week prior.
The guys really said 🤔 pic.twitter.com/bbOMuJYuNi— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 30, 2023
Well Played, JoshBefore the game, the Dolphins' social media team posted images of multiple players walking off the plane wearing matching T-shirts emblazoned with the "thinking emoji." While there wasn't a consensus on the meaning behind the gear, it could be inferred that the Dolphins had taken some comments — possibly about their 3-0 start and 70-point Week 3 performance being overhyped — to heart.
The shirts went viral. Everyone had a good chuckle, wondering what they meant. Then the game started, and Bills quarterback Josh Allen laughed at the message himself, but for different reasons.
Hey — funny is funny. If you can't take it, don't dish it out.
What's next? A week full of folks saying the Dolphins aren't the greatest football team ever assembled — whoops! Besides that, Miami heads home to lick its wounds, where they'll stay for the next two weeks for games at Hard Rock Stadium against the New York Giants and Carolina Panthers — matches in which they should be heavy favorites.
Chances are they won't score 70 again, but they likely won't get beat like a drum as they did on Sunday in Buffalo.