Miami hasn't had a running back gain as many as 900 yards in a season since 1980, but the 2-0 Dolphins have added beef to the left side of the line—rookies Keith Sims and Richmond Webb—and are emphasizing the rushing game. During one stretch of its 30-7 win over Buffalo, Miami used a no-huddle offense for six consecutive running plays and picked up 30 yards. Here's how much Miami has depended on the run in recent years:
OH, NO, NOT AGAIN
The season is only two weeks old, and the Bills have already begun to snipe at one another. Last week defensive end Bruce Smith was angry that quarterback Jim Kelly left the game against the Dolphins with 7:54 remaining and Buffalo trailing 30-7. "We just gave up," Smith said. Coach Marv Levy, who pulled Kelly for Frank Reich, said, "We figured we would be exposing Jim [to possible injury] for a minuscule opportunity to win at that time."