Sep 14, 2014 at 6pm UK at ‚Äč Ralph Wilson Stadium
Miami Dolphins
10-29
Buffalo Bills
FT
0
Q1
6
0
Q2
3
Wallace (3:15)
10
Q3
14
Spiller (9:35), Watkins (0:13)
0
Q4
6

Miami Dolphins' Joe Philbin explains conservative calls

Philbin explains conservative calls
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Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin reveals that he called for running plays at the end of the first half against the Buffalo Bills to stop his side falling further behind.

Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin has explained the reasons for his conservative play-calling at the end of the first half in his side's defeat to the Buffalo Bills.

The Dolphins received the ball with 2:21 left of the second quarter and with all three of their timeouts intact, as they trailed the Bills 9-0 going into the break.

However, Philbin told his offensive coordinator Bill Lazor to run the ball to kill off the clock to prevent his side from falling further behind in the match.

"At that point in time I believe we had 45 yards of offense and three sacks in the first half," Philbin told reporters. "The last thing I wanted to do was go in the half down 16-0.

"So I told Bill [Lazor]I wanted to run the ball every single play and get to the locker room and make some adjustments and get it to a one-possession game, which is exactly what we did twice in the third quarter. That was the reason we did it."

The Dolphins now have a 1-1 record in their season following their defeat at Orchard Park.

Head coach Joe Philbin of the Miami Dolphins talks to the media following the rookie camp on May 3, 2013
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