The Buffalo Bills have accomplished something they didn't even do during the days of Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith. They've broken the team's record for sacks in a season with 56. The old record was 50 established in 1964. Led by a defense that sacked Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill a season-high seven times and forced him from the game with a knee injury, to go with four Dan Carpenter field goals against his old team, Buffalo defeated the Dolphins 19-0 at Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday, putting a serious crimp in Miami's playoff hopes. A crowd of 54,305 watched on a wet, cold and windy afternoon. It was Buffalo's first shutout victory since 2011. The loss dropped Miami to 8-7 with a game to play. Buffalo is 6-9 and finishes its season next Sunday at New England. Buffalo swept the season series from Miami for the first time since 2007. Kyle Williams and Nickell Robey led Buffalo's sack parade with two each with Da'Norris Searcy, Mario Williams and Jerry Hughes adding one apiece. The Bills' pass rush was so dominant that it made it impossible for Tannehill to mount a single drive of any consequence. Tannehill was 10 of 21 for 82 yards before injuring his knee on a sack by Kyle Williams early in the fourth quarter.
Buffalo Bills shut down Miami Dolphins 19-0
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Dec 23