Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills Preview

The big finale of the AFC East takes place in Buffalo, where Bills face the Miami Dolphins, in a match that has enormous importance to both sides. The Bills need to win to secure the No.2 place in the AFC and the home-field advantage in the opening two rounds. As for the Dolphins, this is a life or death situation, with the win securing them the spot in the playoffs. Many suggest that the hosts might rest some of the starters, but would you do the same in this situation? 

Dolphins at Bills Schedule

  • Where: Bills Stadium, Buffalo, New York
  • When: Sunday, January 3, 1 pm ET
  • How to Watch: CBS

Dolphins at Bills Odds

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Tua’s Biggest Game so Far

Forget everything you saw before, all Tagovailoa’s passes, TDs, wins, scrambles, everything. This is the first big test in his pro career, and we need to see him stepping up now. The pressure rookie faces now is extreme and this is the chance for him to prove that he is one of the biggest prospects in the last decade.

There is one thing that particularly complicates Tua’s situation in the current moment. Ryan Fitzpatrick’s absence. The veteran QB who saved both Tua and the Dolphins with a miraculous throw vs. the Raiders tested positive for COVID-19 and needs to be isolated. Tagovailoa will miss his guidance and possible jump-ins. 

Highly-praised Fins defense that allows just 18.8 points will be tested against one of the league’s best attacks. 

Bills’ Doubts

You see, Sean McDermott’s situation is very troublesome. Buffalo is in the playoffs, but they can grab the No.2 place if they win or if the Steelers lose in Cleveland. If they want to win, that would demand 100% of their power and include a huge risk of picking up injuries. So, McDermott has a huge decision to make.

Buffalo’s high-octane offense is pretty much smashing everything that stands in its way, but if you noticed, they are more productive on the road than at home. The defense runs things at the Bills Stadium, allowing 32 points in the last two encounters (vs. Chargers and the Steelers).

Two Pro Bowlers, Tremaine Edmunds, and Tre’Davious White, are leading the way, with them both having commanding performances throughout the entire campaign. 

Dolphins at Bills Head to Head

Buffalo won the first meeting of the season, early on in September. It was 31-28 for the Bills, who won in Miami thanks to the Allen-Diggs connection. Allen threw 415 passing yards and four TD passes, while Diggs had 153 receiving yards for one score. 

Dolphins at Bills Prediction 

The limit for the number of points is 43. We pick under, and in the next few lines, you might find the answer for that decision. Both Bills, and especially the Dolphins, have superb defenses, which will be the focus in this match. Also, the weather in Buffalo will make things a bit tougher for both QBs, who will need to rely upon the ground game more than usual. That means more running and eating time. Simple as that.