After losing four of their first give games, the Miami Dolphins poised to turn around their season.
The Dolphins won their second game in a row Sunday, coming from behind to beat the Buffalo Bills, 28-25. Running back Jay Ajayi has 418 yards rushing in the two games. He had 214 against the Bills.
The only four players who had ever had back-to-back 200-yards were O.J. Simpson, Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams.
“They told me that, the backs that I was in company with,” Ajayi said. “That’s huge. Those are Hall of Fame guys, guys that I look up at running back. It’s big.”
“Staying with him and getting into a rhythm with him is critical for us,” coach Adam Gase said.
Miami trailed the Bills, 17-6, late in the third period. A 66-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill to Kenny Stills with 2:04 to play put the game away for the Dolphins.
The Dolphins’ defense played well, sacking Buffalo quarterback Tyrod Taylor four times and holding the Bills to only 67 yards rushing. In all, Miami outgained Buffalo 454-267 in yardage.
The victory improved Miami’s record to 3-4.
The Dolphins are home next Sunday against the New York Jets.