Stock up, stock down following the Bills’ loss to Dolphins

The Buffalo Bills lost to the Miami Dolphins in Week 3 action.

The 21-19 loss kicks the Bills down a spot in the AFC East standings, now one game behind the Dolphins.

With that, here is the latest Bills Wire stock report following the frustrating loss to Miami:

Stock down: Sean McDermott

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The conclusion of both halves was a horror show for Buffalo. That falls on head coach Sean McDermott.

At the end of the second quarter, the Bills could not execute a basic quarterback spike. At the end of the game, Buffalo was gifted with time on the clock, but could not make the most of their opportunity, as the Bills ran out of time prior to, you guessed it, another QB spike.

Trending up: Josh Allen

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It’s insane what Allen can do with the ball. His ability to extend plays and make things happen out of nothing is nothing short of stellar. Allen threw for 400 yards on a 42-of-63 passing day. He also rushed for 47 yards on eight carries.

On the flip side, Allen fumbled three times, losing one. The game was put on his back, and there were moments when he was forced to make some dangerous throws.

We’ll say Allen is trending up, but despite his heroics, the Bills came up short, even with the massive stat line.

Stock down: Tyler Bass

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Bass missed a 38-yard field goal, which would have given the Bills a six-point advantage midway through the third quarter. Bass mishit the ball to the left, and the ripple effect that followed from that missed field goal was immense.

The Bills ripped off a 20-play drive in the fourth quarter, only to give up the ball on downs. Buffalo was down by four, and they were forced into a fourth down attempt instead of a field goal late in the game.

Stock up: Devin Singletary

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Singletary was seemingly everywhere, becoming the go-to safety option for Allen. While Singletary was not effective in the running game, his nine catches were a game high. He totaled 78 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.

Stock down: Self-inflicted mistakes

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Coming into this week, it was easy to see that this game was going to be a challenge for the Bills.

Buffalo is nursing several injuries, weakening the team on both sides of the ball. Even so, the biggest problem was not the reserves on the field, but the mistakes that the team made as a whole. Missed field goals, time management issues, a missed interception, and a dropped touchdown all contributed to a loss in a winnable game.

Stock up: Greg Rousseau

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Rousseau had a big day in Miami, recording three tackles, 1.5 sacks, and two quarterback hits. Rousseau was a general menace at the point of attack for Buffalo, finding the Dolphins backfield often.

Stock down: Health

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The Bills entered the game with several players inactive, including Micah Hyde, Jordan Phillips, Tre’Davious White, Ed Oliver, Dane Jackson, and Mitch Morse. Jake Kumerow and Spencer Brown exited the game with various ailments, while several other players were limited with cramps during the 90-degree day. It will be a big recovery week for Buffalo’s health.

Stock down: The run game

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Outside of a 43-yard scamper by Zack Moss and several scrambles by Allen, the run game was largely stagnant. Part of the blame may fall on the changes on the offensive line. Still, it was less than desired for the Bills on the ground.

Stock up: Isaiah McKenzie

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McKenzie was solid, catching seven passes for 76 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown. He worked sideline to sideline, giving a good intermediate option for Allen.

Story originally appeared on Bills Wire