The Buffalo Bills closed out the road portion of their 2012 schedule today by losing to the Miami Dolphins, 24-10. With the loss, the Bills dropped to 5-10 on the season, while Miami upped its record to 7-8.
The loss today prevented the Bills from sweeping their first AFC East rival in a season since Chan Gailey took over as head coach.
With the loss, the Bills are looking more and more likely to have a draft pick in the top 10 in the 2013 NFL draft, which is of little consolation.
There were a number of curious calls by the officiating crew all day, as it seemed like the Bills were battling the Dolphins and the referee's crew all game long. The calls were so lopsided that it reminded me of the Seattle versus Green Bay game that brought about the quick exit of the replacement referees.
Buffalo was flagged 11 times for 93 yards, while Miami was called for three penalties for 25 yards. Any call that could have possibly gone Miami's way did, and the replay booth wasn't even able to overturn bad calls on the field when it was obvious that a touchdown shouldn't have been allowed.