Once week six passes by for the Buffalo Bills, the team will set their attention on the winless, tanking Miami Dolphins. The Bills split the season series last year with the Dolphins. The Bills failed to make a comeback win in Week 13 of last year and Josh Allen single handedly ran and throw all over the Dolphins in a 42-17 victory in the season finale.
Both teams are in completely different directions this season. Allen and the Bills have put themselves in position to make a run for the playoffs at 4-1 and the Dolphins are…well not in that position.
After this Sunday, the Bills find themselves in a potential trap game against their division rival. The key factor to avoid that trap is through Allen.
He will have to take advantage of his weapons to use them against a defense that is currently last in total yards given up as well as points given up. Last year, the Bills faced a tougher Dolphins team, but that may not be the same story this year. If Allen and the offense are not able to move the ball into at least field goal range on every drive, then the offense really is showing that they are behind a few years’ behind their defense.
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2018 Josh Allen vs. Miami
Allen started in both games last season against the Dolphins. His stat line against their defense currently stands at 455 passing yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. In the running game, Allen has accounted for 230 yards and two scores.
He was on his way to leading a comeback against the Dolphins in Week 13 last year but came up short after an incompletion that was intended for Charles Clay. In Week 17, Allen put up the best numbers of his career in a blowout finale in Orchard Park. He finished that game with 224 passing yards, five total touchdowns and a completion rate of over 60 percent.
Allen has his team on a high after defeating a physical Titans team. If he is able to pick up where he left off, Allen and the offense should be able to take complete control versus the Dolphins. It’s not just picking up where he left off last Sunday, it also means picking up where you dropped the ball on the Dolphins last season.
He dominated the Dolphins defense last year and if he can put on that kind of performance again, Allen and the Bills will keep rolling.
-Brandon Ray is a Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage and covers the Buffalo Bills. Make sure to follow Brandon on Twitter at @brandon_ray79.