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Dolphins vs Bills: Prediction Time!

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miami dolphins - Game Averages

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 21.1 354.5 (9th) 238.7 (7th) 115.8 (13th)
Def 21.4 330.0 (18th) 233.0 (26th) 97.0 (11th)


toronto bills - Game Averages

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 23.0 321.8 (20th) 211.6 (15th) 110.3 (20th)
Def 21.6 314.8 (12th) 205.0 (14th) 109.8 (17th)

Time, once again, to make our predictions for this week.  Above are each teams' offensive and defensive rankings.  Below are some mainstream media picks:

Chris Mortensen - Bills Jay Novacek - Dolphins
Tom Jackson - Dolphins Pete Prisco - Bills
Ron Jaworski - Dolphins Harmon Forecast - Dolphins
Mike Ditka - Dolphins Jason Cole - Bills
Peter King - Bills Michael Silver - Dolphins

Mortensen going against the Dolphins this week.  Bad omen?

As for my pick, I think that this game being in a dome is a big benefit for the Dolphins.  They don't play well in Buffalo in December.  And, generally speaking, a QB with an arm on the weaker side wouldn't fare too well playing in the potentially nasty weather conditions in Buffalo.  So the Dolphins lucked out.

With that said, I feel this is going to be a very close game.  Remember, the Dolphins were trailing 16-7 in the 3rd quarter in their first meeting before really stepping up their game.  Sure, the score wasn't necessarily close - but that score was not indicative of how close the game was.

I think the Bills will make their fair share of plays on Sunday.  J.P. Losman, in particular, scares me because of how well he can throw the deep ball to Dolphin-killer Lee Evans.

When all is said and done, however, I think the Dolphins will do just enough - make just enough plays, both offensively and defensively - to pull out the win.

I'm picking the Dolphins, 23-17.

Your predictions below...