Bills vs Dolphins Preview

Who: Buffalo Bills (4-7) vs. Miami Dolphins (5-6)

When: Sunday, December 2nd 1:00 p.m.

Where: Hard Rock Stadium

The Buffalo Bills will travel to Miami this week to take on the Dolphins. The Bills are coming off a strong performance last week against the Jaguars, and hopefully that play translates to this week. Although the Bills are all but out of the 2018 playoff race, it’d be nice to see the Bills string together a few wins to finish off the season. On the contrary, winning more games to close out the end of the season also means receiving a lower draft pick. The Bills desperately need a high draft pick to help plug some of the numerous holes on this roster.

As for this game, I think it’s as close to a toss up as the Bills have had all season. No one in Buffalo is afraid to play the Dolphins, as the Bills have had somewhat consistent success down there. Furthermore, the Dolphins are just like the Bills. They have nice players on both sides of the ball, but no one really stands out as a superstar player. The only real difference between the Bills and Dolphins over recent years is that the Dolphins have had Ryan Tannehill quarterbacking them, when he’s not injured. Tannehill is a decent quarterback, but. nothing special. I’m not sure what’s worse, not having a franchise quarterback at all, or being in quarterback purgatory with the likes of Tannehill, Dalton, Stafford, Flacco, Winston. All of them are too good to simply move on from, but very few of them, if any, will push a team over the top.

As I’ve said for the past few weeks, the remainder of the season is all about seeing what young players on the Bills roster can do. Wide Receiver Robert Foster has all but replaced Kelvin Benjamin, when looking at the number of snaps each of them have gotten since the Jets game. Offensive Guard, Wyatt Teller is learning as he goes, but is still formidable in the running game. The list of young Bills players pushed into prominent roles is long, so I’ll move on.

If the season ended today, the Bills would be drafting 9th overall. It’s still early in the draft process, but that would put the Bills in the market for players such as Ed Oliver, Quinnen Williams, and N’Keal Harry. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with these players, we’ll break them down before the draft.

With this game being a toss up, I’ll give the Dolphins the slight advantage being the hime team and having the playoffs still in their sights.

Prediction:

Bills - 17 Dolphins - 23

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