Week 8 of the NFL season saw the Miami Dolphins get blown out by the New England Patriots, ending the South Florida franchise's two-game winning streak, a streak that spanned the entire head coaching career of Miami's interim head coach Dan Campbell. Now, as the team enters Week 9, they will be looking to rebound against another AFC East team that has embarrassed them already this season: the Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo went into Miami in Week 3 and dominated the Dolphins as they came away with the 41-14 win. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who should be back for the Bills this week, threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns against the Dolphins, while Miami's Ryan Tannehill threw for 297 yards with two scores, but also threw three interceptions. The Dolphins allowed Karlos Williams to run for 110 yards and a score on 12 carries, while Jonas Gray and Lamar Miller combined for 16 carries and 87 yards for Miami. Two former Dolphins each caught a touchdown pass for the Bills, with tight end Charles Clay catching five passes for 82 yards and a score, as well as wide receiver Chris Hogan recording three receptions for 42 yards and a score. Miami's receivers were led by Rishard Matthews, who caught six passes for 113 yards and both of Tannehill's touchdowns.
Since Week 3, the Dolphins have fired head coach Joe Philbin, replacing him with Campbell. The team found an aggressiveness that has seemed to be missing over the last couple of years for the first two games with Campbell at the helm, but then ran into the buzz saw that is New England this year. Buffalo, meanwhile, has lost three of four games since Week 3, and have had players criticizing head coach Rex Ryan's defense.
Both Buffalo and Miami enter this game at 3-4 on the year, looking to keep up with the AFC Playoff picture and climb back to .500. A loss does not end the playoff chances of either club, but it will make it nearly impossible.
Below, you will find all of the information you need to watch the game.
Dolphins (3-4) at Bills (3-4)
Sunday, November 8
Game time: 1pm ET
Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York
Weather: 47°F, Partly Cloudy
TV channel: CBS (506Sports.com for full listings)
Map courtesy 506Sports.com; Dolphins at Bills in green
TV Announcers: Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots
Radio Network: Full Miami Dolphins Radio Network stations
Online streaming: NFLSundayTicket.TV is available for people who cannot get DIRECTV service in their area. It has a cost, depending on how you want to stream the games, but it is the easiest way to get the games if you cannot get the full NFL Sunday Ticket package. NFL Game Pass is the league's official streaming service, though it is replays of the game and not available live.
Odds: Bills -2.5 | O/U: 44
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All-time Head-to-Head: Dolphins 57-41-1 (100th Regular season meeting)
Last Matchup: Bills 41-14 @ Miami (Week 3, 2015)
Current Streak: Bills 1 win (2015); Bills 4 of last 5
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2015 Dolphins Schedule
W1: Sep 13 - @ Washington Redskins - W - 17-10
W2: Sep 20 - @ Jacksonville Jaguars - L - 23-20
W3: Sep 27 - vs. Buffalo Bills - L - 41-14
W4: Oct 4 - vs. New York Jets (London) - L - 27-14
W6: Oct 18 - @ Tennessee Titans - W - 38-10
W7: Oct 25 - vs. Houston Texans - W - 44-26
W8: Oct 29 - @ New England Patriots (TNF) - L - 36-7
W9: Nov 8 - @ Buffalo Bills
W10: Nov 15 - @ Philadelphia Eagles
W11: Nov 22 - vs. Dallas Cowboys
W12: Nov 29 - @ New York Jets
W13: Dec 6 - vs. Baltimore Ravens
W14: Dec 14 - vs. New York Giants (MNF)
W15: Dec 20 - @ San Diego Chargers
W16: Dec 27 - vs. Indianapolis Colts
W17: Jan 3 - vs. New England Patriots