Post game outlook from Dolphins vs Bills

The Miami Dolphins picked up a huge victory last night on Thursday night football to improve to 6-4 and keep stride in the AFC playoff race. There wasn't much offensive explosion in the first half of the game as it was a defensive battle and the Dolphins trailed 6-3 heading into halftime. The Dolphins who are a good 3rd quarter team came out and scored the first touchdown of the game courtesy of a Ryan Tannehill 7 yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson. Once the offense got the lead the Dolphins defense took over the game only allowing 3 more points and getting multiple sacks including a safety in the 3rd quarter. Heading into the 4th quarter the Dolphins lead 12-9 and would add to that by scoring another touchdown this time a 8 yard touchdown pass from Tannehill to Jarvis Landry. The Dolphins would get another field goal to close out the game as the defense got two fourth down stops and secure a 22-9 victory. My keys to the game were to protect Tannehill, protect the ball, special teams, start fast, and convert on the third down.  The Dolphins did not start fast nor did they protect Tannehill like I would have liked them to by only scoring 3 points in the first half and allowing 5 sacks not all of which were the offensive lines fault as Tannehill ate the ball on some to not force a mistake. For the most part they took care of the ball despite two fumbles by Tannehill and Landry, but the defense bailed them out. The Dolphins special teams did a good job not allowing any big returns and the offense did a good job on third down converting 4/9 which is 44%