Phinsider 2013 Miami Dolphins Preview Magazine: Week 7/16 Opponent - Buffalo Bills

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The Phinsider 2013 Miami Dolphins Preview Magazine will feature 24 posts over 24 hours. Join us as we get ready for the Dolphins' 2013 season with a look at the team's Week 7/16 opponent, the Buffalo Bills.

The Miami Dolphins will host the Buffalo Bills in Week 7 and visit the Bills in Week 16 of the 2013 season. Here's a brief look at the Bills:

Week 7
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
Sunday, October 20 - 1:00pm ET

Week 16
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
Sunday, December 22 - 1:00pm ET

SB Nation Blog: Buffalo Rumblings

  • All time record: Miami 56-37-1
  • Recent streak: Dolphins 1 Win
  • Last Dolphins win in Miami: December 23, 2012
  • Last Dolphins win in Buffalo: December 18, 2011
  • Miami has swept the Bills 21 times in the history of the AFC East rivalry. Buffalo has accomplished as season sweep 11 times.

2012 Review:

  • Record: 6-10
  • Total Offense: 19
  • Total Defense: 22

Buffalo key additions:

Buffalo key departures:

Buffalo Draft:

Round Pick Player Position School
1 16 E.J. Manuel QB Florida State
2 41 Robert Woods WR USC
2 46 Kiko Alonso LB Oregon
3 78 Marquise Goodwin WR Texas
4 105 Duke Williams S Nevada
5 143 Johnathan Meeks S Clemson
6 177 Dustin Hopkins K Florida State
7 222 Chris Gragg TE Arkansas

Coaching Changes

The Bills fired head coach Chan Gailey at the end of the 2012 season. They hired Doug Marrone from Syracuse as their head coach. Nathaniel Hackett and Mike Pettine were added as the offensive and defensive coorinators, respectively.

Question Marks:

  • Quarterback - After releasing Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Bills signed Kevin Kolb and drafted E.J. Manuel. Who ends up winning the starting position is completely up in the air, and how that person will do throughout the season is anyone's guess.
  • Offensive line - Even if the Bills manage to get decent quarterback play, their offensive line, and in particular their interior line, could be a mess. Andy Levitre left for greener pastures with the Tennessee Titans, and with him, a good offensive line in 2012 got much weaker.

More Dolphins Coverage:

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