With the bye week in the rear-view mirror having gone almost perfectly for the Dolphins (with the exception of a miraculous New England win against New Orleans), Miami looks forward to a home matchup against the Bills team who, while 2-4 on the season, has exceeded most pundits’ expectations. Buffalo has been competitive all season, losing by less than one score in all but one of their four losses, with a schedule that includes under the .500 mark.
The Dolphins look to bound back after a difficult loss against the reigning super bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. If the Miami are to get their fourth win and right their season, the offensive line needs to take full advantage of this bye week and come back a more cohesive unit. Buffalo boasts the third most sacks in the league with a pass rush that includes pro bowlers Mario Williams and Marcell Dareus. Meanwhile Miami’s offensive line is on pace to give up the most sacks of any unit in NFL history.
The Dolphins also look to get back one of the league’s best pass rushers in Cameron Wake and cornerback Dimitri Patterson who hasn’t seen game action since week 1 against the Cleveland Browns. The return of both players would be hugely valuable against a Bills team who is without first-round pick QB EJ Manuel. Practice squad call-up Thad Lewis performed admirably in his first NFL start against a vaunted Cincinnati Bengals defense but proved bothered in overtime, as he went three-and-out starting his only OT drive under the shade of his own goal post.