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Bills score on first three drives vs. Dolphins

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — After a week of talk about the Miami Dolphins’ offense, the Buffalo Bills made their own statement to begin Week 4’s AFC East showdown.

At the beginning of the game, quarterback Josh Allen (Josh Allen) and wide receiver Gabe Davis (Gabe Davis) teamed up to complete an 18-yard touchdown pass to help the Dolphins lead 7-0.

The score capped an eight-play, 75-yard drive by the Bills, who rushed down the field with ease. The ride was four minutes slower. Allen connected with Davis, who sprinted down the right sideline with cornerback Justin Bethel covering him.

Davis scored his third consecutive touchdown, tying the longest streak of his career. Dolphins cornerback Kader Kohou was hit with an unnecessary roughness penalty when he pushed wide receiver Stefon Diggs out of bounds on the end of a 17-yard reception that set up the score.

The Bills tried to establish balance against the run and offense early, with James Cook, Latavis Murray and Allen rushing twice each and completing all four of their first four passes.

The Bills regained the lead with running back James Cook’s first touchdown of the season.

Cook, not typically a short-yardage defender for the Bills, caught a pass from one yard out and nearly lost control of the football, but held on and pushed himself toward the goal line. The touchdown was reviewed but ultimately stood, ending a 10-game, 80-play drive for Buffalo.

The Bills extended their scoring streak to three straight games when Allen connected with Diggs on an 11-yard pass at midfield. It was Diggs’ second score of the season, although the Bills were held back five yards on their previous drive because offensive lineman David Edwards did not declare himself eligible to the officials. The Bills were helped for the second time in the first half by a penalty from Dolphins cornerback Kader Kohou, who called for interference on a Diggs pass, a 43-yard penalty.

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