Buffalo Bills will rebound in a slobber-knocker this Sunday at Miami

Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /

There’s going to be some old-time football when the Buffalo Bills take on Miami this Sunday. Running the ball and stopping the run will be at a premium.

The surprising Buffalo Bills head to Miami in week 11 in hopes of returning to their winning ways against a suddenly resurgent Dolphins squad. Defense was the story for Buffalo through the first six weeks of the season and the pass D remains ninth-best in the NFL, according to efficiency rating.

Meanwhile, the run defense has fallen to sixth-worst, allowing three one hundred yard rushers in three of the last four weeks. The good news here is that the Fish will be without RB Mark Walton, who led Miami in rushing when these two teams clashed back in week 7. That’s a big deal because no other Dolphins running back has rushed for 200 yards total so far this season.

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On the other side, Miami’s defense has been an immensely integral part of their two-game win streak. They intercepted Colts QB Brian Hoyer three times in week 10. The week prior, a late pick of Jets QB Sam Darnold that secured a victory.

However, the Dolphins run defense is a major cause for concern,  allowing better than 141 yards per game to their opposition. This is where the Buffalo Bills must cash in. In their week 10 loss to Cleveland, they only ran the ball twenty times, and that’s including Josh Allen breaking contain six times. Devin Singletary was scaled back to only eight carries despite a 5.2 yard average per carry. Frank Gore was basically a no show.

So the formula here is to run the ball and stop the run, old school slobber-knocker stuff. For you fantasy enthusiasts, look for a big game from Singletary as well as wide receiver John Brown. Additionally, it’s a “get right” game for the Buffalo defense as a whole.

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While Miami fans have reveled in the glory for the past two weeks it’s time to come crashing back down to reality against a hungry Buffalo Bills team.