The Buffalo Bills will travel to Miami and take on the Dolphins, Sunday, 1:00 pm at the newly renovated Hard Rock Stadium. The Bills are as hot as any team in the league winning four straight and currently sitting at 4-2 while the Dolphins are 2-4 coming off a big home win against the Steelers. The Dolphins lead the all-time series 57-42-1 but have only beat Buffalo once in the last six head to head meetings.
The Bills are 4-2 after taking care of business at home against the 49es last week. The Bills had more rushing yards, 313, than the Niner’s had of total offense. LeSean McCoy rushed for three scores, Mike Gillislee rushed for one, and Tyrod Taylor threw for another as the Bills put up 45 against San Francisco.
Behind Jay Ajayi’s 204 rush yards the Dolphins got a much needed win at home against Pittsburgh last week. The Phins’ improved their record to 2-4 after knocking Big Ben and the Steelers out 30-15.
I don’t know, I have a sinking feeling about this game. I can’t tell which former Bill; Kiko Alonso, Mario Williams, MarQueis Gray, or Kraig Urbik will make a play that changes the game. I am actually not as concerned about LeSean McCoy potentially not playing as I am the potential Robert Woods won’t. Without Woods you not only lose a receiver, the Bills desperately need, but you lose a key blocker in the run game. I really hope I am wrong here. Dolphins 22- Bills 16.
The major question to this game will be whether McCoy will suit up or not. Believe it or not, McCoy will make a big difference in the outcome of this game. The Dolphins doubled up on the Steelers last week, and it reflects to the fact on any team can win on a given Sunday. The Bills can’t underestimate this pesky Dolphins squad. If McCoy plays, we win by at least two scores. If McCoy doesn’t play, the game is there for the taking. My prediction is McCoy will be listed as questionable on the injury report, but he’ll play Sunday and have limited action. I think that will be enough for a win. I think it will be a close game regardless. Bills 27 – Dolphins 20.
The Dolphins team doesn’t scare me very much. The offense is without their starting two TEs and the right side of their line is very below average. Outside of Jarvis Landry, Ajayi/Foster don’t present too much of a challenge for this defense.
I am excited to see Robey-Coleman match up with Landry. That is a matchup to watch. Stills/Parker will get covered by Darby/Gilmore, which outside of an occasional play, I’m confident the CBS can dominate.
On defense, the Dolphins have an aging defensive line. Mario Williams and Cam Wake are shells of their old selves. Suh can still be disruptive and Phillips is a below average DL player.
As we can see, the Dolphins D takes a HUGE hit losing Jones. There should be plenty of running room on the left side of the Dolphins team (31st ranked run D), especially with our strong left side of our OL.
Bills 28 – Dolphins 16.
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