The bye week is officially over for the Buffalo Bills and they will be playing football every week until at least Week 17. After starting their schedule three weeks on the road out of five, they now find themselves playing in front of the rowdy Bills home crowd for the next three weeks and that stretch starts against the Miami Dolphins.
The Bills are coming at 4-1 after their heavily defensive win in week five against the Tennessee Titans. The defense has been playing outstanding and the offense has been able to capitalize on the key moments. The Dolphins have yet to win a game this season, or even compete in a game, excluding last week against a then-winless Washington Redskins team.
The Bills have had two weeks to prepare and rest up for this divisional matchup. As of right now, the Bills are at .500 record within the AFC East. After a comeback victory over the New York Jets and a heartbreaker against the New England Patriots, the Bills could very well see their first division this game where it will not come down to the end. The Bills are favored by seventeen points making the Dolphins a huge underdog.
Not Just Win, But Dominate
The Bills do not need to just win this game. They need to win in dominating fashion. Yes, a win is a win but if the Bills allow the Dolphins to stay in the game, especially late, then this Bills team still has a lot of unanswered questions. The closest game the Dolphins have been in was against the Redskins where they lost by one point. The Redskins and the Dolphins are on the same level talent wise. The next closest game they have been in, was against the Los Angeles Chargers, losing 30-10.
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In order to keep the respect that the Bills are slowly building up across the league, they need to dominate all three phases of the game.
The Bills will be getting back the services of Devin Singletary who has been on the sideline since week three. The elusive back has played a major role in the teams’ running game and has taken pressure off of Josh Allen.
Tight end Tyler Kroft will be making his Bills debut against the Dolphins after battling an injury with his foot he suffered back in training camp. Kroft will provide another body to help block in the run as well as serve as a weapon for Allen in the passing game. Expect to see Kroft get different looks agains the Dolphins defense.
The Bills defense should have themselves a fun day. Even against Ryan Fitzpatrick, this unit has been able to shut down both the run and pass. If the Bills offense can light up the board and not cause any mistakes, the Bills should come out victorious without any discomfort.