Buffalo Bills (4-6 overall, 1-3 division)
The Buffalo Bills are not a good football team, but they took care of business on Thursday night against the Dolphins. The Bills didn’t score an offensive touchdown, but still managed to win a game that never really seemed that close. The Bills defense was the story Thursday night, limiting the Dolphins to 1 offensive touchdown, which didn’t come until the game was already 19-7 in the 4th quarter. This week, the Bills head to Indianapolis in what could end up being a big game in the Wild Card Race. The Bills are 2 games behind the Colts for the final Wild Card spot and a win would bring them within a game. I don’t think they’ll be able to get it done, but stranger things have happened this year in the NFL.
Miami Dolphins (4-6 overall, 1-2 division)
The Dolphins can’t get out of their own way right now. They are on currently riding a 3 game losing streak that has seen them slide in the standings very quickly. The Dolphins have a lot of issues to fix, as we mentioned yesterday. The Dolphins offense has looked horrendous the last 2 weeks, while playing 2 of the worst defenses in the entire NFL. Things need to change in a hurry if they want to salvage some wins this season. The Dolphins have a very tough upcoming schedule, playing the Seahawks and Pats before heading to San Francisco to take on the 49ers. Going 2-1 would be a miracle. That would make the Dolphins 6-7, which means they’d have to win out and get A LOT of help to sneak into the playoffs.
If the Dolphins can get more physical up front and win the battles on the offensive and defensive lines, they’ll have a good chance of beating the Seahawks this week. It’s the next 2 games that will be difficult. Think about the Dolphins secondary going up against Tom Brady….then think about the Dolphins anemic offense going up against the 49ers. Like I said, it’s going to take a miracle. I have no basis for reason on this, I just think the Dolphins have a shot against the Seahawks. The Seahawks have a rookie quarterback (who’s playing pretty well, by the way) and they will travel the longest distance any visiting team will travel this year to play on the East Coast for a 1 o’clock game. The Dolphins have a lot of questions to answer, but a win over the 6-4 Seahawks might give them some confidence before welcoming in the Pats next week.
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