For one night, the Buffalo Bills' defense was worth all the money and lived up to all the pregame hype.
Kyle Williams, Mario Williams and Marcel Dareus repeatedly made plays in the backfield, harassing Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill and holding Reggie Bush to 20 yards on 10 carries. The game only was close because the Dolphins scored on a punt return and the Bills failed to tally a touchdown in four red-zone trips.
The Bills' offense continued to struggle in short-yardage situations and on third downs, but we finally got to see what C.J. Spiller looks like as a feature back. It's pretty sweet. He finished with 25 touches for 130 yards from scrimmage -- more than the entire Dolphins offense had for the first 56 minutes of the game.
"I answered the critics tonight," Spiller told the NFL Network crew after the game. "I told them I could tote it 20-plus times. It don't matter to me."
It's a start.