The Bills (2-1) are going to be asked about that (and will probably think about it) just about every day leading up to Sunday.
Not the Kansas City Chiefs…
…not the Cincinnati Bengals…
Just Miami. The Dolphins are the lone team in the AFC still undefeated in 2023. It’s not shocking, but at this point, few would have thought they’d be alone in that category.
Can the Bills be the first to knock them off?
Division win needed
If the Bills hope to make it four-straight AFC East titles, they likely have to win this one.
The Dolphins offense relies heavily on speed. Receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle have plenty of it.
Can Buffalo’s secondary keep up? Like the Dolphins riding a high of scoring 70 points, the Bills defense will be heading into Week 4 with some confidence after notching four interceptions last week against the Washington Commanders. Two of those came from defensive backs: Micah Hyde and Tre’Davious White.
Speaking of speed, it’s not just in the legs.
Miami’s quarterback Tua Tagovailoa gets the ball out faster than any other in the NFL. He has a 2.36 average time to throw.
The Bills are fresh off nine sacks against Washington. It’s going to be very difficult to even get one or two against Tagovailoa… but those could be crucial.
JA against MIA
All that said about the Dolphins… Bills quarterback Josh Allen must hate the color turquoise. Even in his early years navigating the NFL, he still seems to always bring his best against Miami.
Overall, he’s 8-2 against the Dolphins (including a last-second drop from Charles Clay way back in 2018 leading to a loss). Of all games played in Orchard Park, Allen’s 5-0 and the Bills average 37.4 total points in those outings.