Miami has looked like one of the best teams in the league through the first three games, winning all three, including a 70-20 beatdown of the Denver Broncos last week. They should be getting wide receiver Jaylen Waddle back this week from concussion protocol, making the offense even more dangerous than they were in that 50-point win.
Buffalo suffered a terrible loss in Week 1 to the New York Jets despite Aaron Rodgers tearing his Achilles just four plays into the game, but they’ve had two impressive wins since then. With both sides of the ball being among the best in the NFL, they’re certainly still one of the favorites to come out of the conference.
Here are a few things that the Dolphins and Bills fanbases should know and think about before the game.
Points scored per game (2023)
Buffalo (30.3 – 2nd)
Miami (43.3 – 1st)
Points allowed per game (2023)
Buffalo (11.7 – 2nd)
Miami (23.7 – 21st)
Yards gained per game (2023)
Buffalo (383.3 – 7th)
Miami (550.3 – 1st)
Yards allowed per game (2023)
Buffalo (253.0 – 2nd)
Miami (361.3 – 23rd)
The Dolphins are 62-56-1 all-time against the Bills, but they’re 9-18 since 2010. Miami is just 3-11 against the Bills at Highmark Stadium in that span.
Miami has a few concerning injuries heading into the week with left tackle Terron Armstead, center Connor Williams and linebacker Jaelan Phillips not practicing on Wednesday. All three are starters and would be significant losses if they can’t go.
We’ll find out more as the week goes on.
Dolphins running backs coach/associate head coach Eric Studesville was the Bills running backs coach from 2004-07 and running game coordinator from 2008-09.
Dolphins special teams coordinator Danny Crossman held the same role for the Bills from 2013-18.
Bills senior offensive assistant Mike Shula is the son of legendary Dolphins coach Don Shula. He also was a Dolphins coaches’ assistant from 1991-92 and quarterbacks coach from 2000-02.
Bills safeties coach Joe Danna was the Dolphins assistant secondary coach from 2010-11.
Dolphins tight end Tyler Kroft played for the Bills from 2019-20.
Dolphins running back Darrynton Evans spent training camp with the Bills this year.
Bills wide receiver Trent Sherfield played for the Dolphins in 2022.
Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson played for the Dolphins in 2020.
Bills defensive lineman Jordan Phillips played for the Dolphins in 2015-18.
Bills offensive lineman Greg Mancz played for the Dolphins in 2021.