For the first time this season, the Buffalo Bills will face off against the discombobulated Miami Dolphins. This will be the Bills’ first of three-home game stretch in October. The Bills have been on the road three out of their last five games and have won four out of five. One thing to takeaway from the Bills season up to this point is the defense and how much of impact they have made.
Currently ranked fourth in total points given up (14), third against the pass and seventh against the rush, the defense has been the reason why the Bills offense has the chance to capitalize late in games which is huge heading down the stretch. Twelves sacks and five interceptions heading into week seven makes this defense special. Although, what makes this squad scary is the ability to make the stops in the red zone and on third downs.
Every game that the Bills have played, the defense has given the offense a chance to either manage the clock in the fourth quarter or get them the ball to make a comeback. Even in the loss against the Patriots, the Bills defense gave the offense three different opportunities to make a comeback win. They showed that the Bills are meant to play defensive football.
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Tremaine Edmunds has been the leader of this unit and the secondary has been playing lights out. Now they get to continue this dominating performance against the Dolphins offense.
Dolphins head coach Brian Flores named Ryan Fitzpatrick the starting quarterback against the Bills. The former Bills quarterback has been switched in and out with Josh Rosen this year. He has thrown for two touchdowns, four picks and 435 yards. The Dolphins on offense have no threatening weapons towards the Bills defense.
No running game, no serious threat at receiver and the offensive line could have a very long day against the pass rush. This Bills defense should have a field day against what was once “Fitzmagic”.
-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.