Buffalo Bills have already clinched a playoff spot in the AFC and have clinched the AFC East for the first time since 1995. Quarterback Josh Allen has put together an MVP like season. Buffalo escaped the reverse fixture in Week 2 with a 31-28 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Miami Dolphins are in a must win situation. Miami hasn't been in this type of situation since the 2016 NFL Season. The Dolphins are having their best season in four years. It is in a tight race in the AFC with five teams with a 10-5 record. This will be a huge game for the rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Miami will most likely have a tight leash on the rookie with everything that is on the line.
Miami Dolphins vs Buffalo Bills Head-to-Head
In Week 17 of the 2020 NFL Season the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins will meet for the 114th time. Miami Dolphins currently hold the lead over the Buffalo Bills in the head-to-head overall record 61-51-1. However, Miami has not had the best of luck going 1-6 against the Bills in the last seven meetings.
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Miami Dolphins vs Buffalo Bills Team News
Buffalo Bills has the possibility of being without wide receiver Cole Beasley who was listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's practice. Beasley is suffering from a knee injury. Wide receiver John Brown will be out of the game against Miami for Buffalo.
Buffalo Bills activated John Brown off injured reserve from an ankle injury. Brown would be placed on the NFL's reserve/COVID-19 list. John Brown has not played for Buffalo since their game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Miami Dolphins are also dealing with injuries at the wide receiver position. DeVante Parker was limited at practice on Wednesday by the Miami Dolphins due to a hamstring injury. Jakeem Grant did not participate in Wednesday's practice and is listed as doubtful to play against the Bills.
Miami Dolphins vs Buffalo Bills Predicted Starters
QB: Tua Tagovailoa
RB: Myles Gaskin
WR: DeVante Parker, Lynn Bowden Jr., Isaiah Ford
TE: Mike Gesicki
QB: Josh Allen
RB: Zack Moss
WR: Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley, Gabriel Davis
TE: Dawson Knox
Miami Dolphins vs Buffalo Bills Predictions
Both the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills have something to play for in Week 17 of the NFL Season. Miami is playing for a shot at the playoffs and Buffalo is playing to lock up the number two seed. This will be the biggest game of Tua Tagovailoas NFL career.
Miami Dolphins will be watching Tua closely to make sure that things do not get out of hand. We could potentially see both Tua Tagovailoa and Ryan Fitzpatrick in this Week 17 meeting. If Miami feels that Buffalo is starting to take over then Fitzpatrick will relieve Tua at quarterback.
Buffalo Bills are hoping to have this game wrapped up by halftime so they can rest quarterback Josh Allen and the other top players. Worst case scenario is that Buffalo has to play both offensive and defensive starters for the whole game. Buffalo needs to enter this Week 17 meeting with the Dolphins as if it is a playoff game.
Prediction: Buffalo pulls out the victory behind Josh Allen. Dolphins fall short of making it to the 2020 NFL Playoffs.Published 31 Dec 2020, 16:34 IST