AFC East battle: Miami Dolphins vs Buffalo Bills showdown
It may not get any better than this in the AFC East…except for the rematch. While the Patriots and Jets are still seeing what they have in Mac Jones and Zack Wilson, the quarterbacks leading the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins are proof of what patience can do.
Both Josh Allen and Tua Tagovailoa each have gone through their growing pains, but both have grown into leaders of their offense and have their teams at the top of the AFC. Both quarterbacks will be on display in this Week 4 AFC East battle that will feature two explosive offenses. That probably means it will be a defensive slugfest.
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Coming off a 70-point onslaught in Week 3, the Dolphins look to continue imposing their will on opposing defenses as Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill and the Dolphins’ sudden running attack look to show the Bills that they are the team to beat in the division.
Hill, Raheem Mostert, De’Von Achane and Jaylen Waddle are speed personified and Bills head coach Sean McDermott knows he has his hands full.
"“They’re all as advertised. I mean, they’re explosive, anybody that touches the ball can score,” McDermott said of the Dolphins burst of speed."
To prepare for the Dolphins defensively, McDermott had his scout team try to simulate what the Dolphins do on offense. While Allen, Stefan Diggs and the crew present their own challenge in practice, the Bills’ defense should be ready, but McDermott made sure of that during practice this week.
"“The scout team, they’ve got to play as fast as they can,” McDermott continued. “We’ll try and give them a rest as much as we can in between reps because there’s only so many guys to go around to run as fast as we need them to run. Just to simulate that speed, it’s unique.”"
Will that be enough to work in this battle of AFC East powers? We shall see, but if there is any offense that can keep pace with the Dolphins, it is the Bills. This should be a good one folks.
Prediction: The Bills benefit from home field advantage in this one with a 34-31 win over Tagovailoa and the Dolphins.