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December 23, 2013

BLITZING BILLS SACK THE FISH

Buffalo sets single-season sack record in 19-0 win

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine didn’t mince words about Buffalo’s 19-0 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

“That was a pretty good beating,” Pettine said. “But to me, our guys earned it. They came out, they took the challenge. They were flying around.”

Buffalo (6-9) sacked Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill a season-best seven times and held Miami (8-7) to 103 yards offense in posting its first shutout since 2011, and first at Ralph Wilson Stadium since a 21-0 win over Miami on Dec. 17, 2006.

“I think you’ve seen today potentially what we can do,” said defensive tackle Kyle Williams, who posted two sacks. “We’ve got a good scheme for things and we’ve got some really good players.”

The Bills’ defense now has 56 sacks, breaking its previous high of 50 during a 14-game season in 1964.

“They were getting off the ball and they just looked a step faster than Miami did all day,” Pettine said. “That was a tribute to them.”

The Bills’ defense began the game without starting defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. Coach Doug Marrone revealed that Dareus was benched for the first quarter for violating undisclosed team rules.

Bills rookie receiver Robert Woods was then ejected in the third quarter for punching Dolphins safety Reshad Jones

The absences didn’t seem to matter as Buffalo dominated line play on both sides of the ball, running for 203 yards on 51 carries. Fred Jackson had 111 yards rushing and scored on a 9-yard run.

“Second series of that game, we knew we could run the ball on those guys and it was like blood in the water,” Jackson said. “Our offensive line was looking forward to getting out there, champing at the bit.”

The defense took the pressure off an offense run by backup Thad Lewis, who started in place of rookie EJ Manuel, out because of a swollen left knee. Lewis, who is from Miami, finished 15 of 25 for 193 yards and an interception to improve to 2-2 this season, both wins coming against the Dolphins.

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