Johnson made a few costly mistakes today. Photo Credit: NFL.com
Stevie plays with plenty of passion, and truly he didn't seem to quit on Buffalo today, but he made a few costly mistakes against the Dolphins.
On Buffalo's first series of the game, they were moving the ball with relative ease. With the ball on Miami's 25-yard line, Ryan Fitzpatrick hit Stevie Johnson in stride on a beautifully thrown slant pass. Johnson, however, had the ball stripped from behind, and Dolphins safety Reshad Jones recovered the fumble.
When Buffalo received the ball for the third time, they once again found some success moving the ball. C.J. Spiller just ran the ball for 62 yards setting the Bills up with a first down on Miami's 23-yard line.
The next play was a perfectly thrown ball to Johnson who caught the ball and extended the ball into the end zone. However, when Johnson hit the turf, he lost possession of the ball.Therefore, the would-be TD turned into an incomplete pass.
I'm not a fan of the rule, but Johnson knows the rule and simply couldn't hold onto the ball.
Last, in Buffalo's first possession of the fourth quarter, Johnson had a ball fall incomplete. Out of frustration, Johnson threw the ball down the field and was called for a delay of game. Buffalo luckily scored a touchdown on the possession, but Johnson's emotional outburst could have cost the Bills.
All in all, not the best of games for SJ13.