It's been well documented that Miami has struggled to run the ball, and has failed to put pressure on the opposition's quarterback through the pass rush, in the past two games.
That has to stop this week, but will be difficult against a resurgent Buffalo Bills team. The Bills pass rush has been excellent against Miami's offensive line. In the past four games between the two sides, Buffalo has amassed an impressive 18 sacks.
The team also has to secure the football when in possession. The Bills have a tendency to force fumbles, and this may be a factor on Sunday.
Branden Albert (hamstring) and Dion Sims (concussion) are expected to miss the game, while Lamar Miller (ankle) and tight end Jordan Cameron (groin) are both questionable.
Ndamukong Suh's dominance in games will return soon, and he'll be hoping it's against the team's bitter rivals. He'll be matched up against rookie guard, John Miller, so should get plenty of opportunities.
Miami has to stop the run and needs to put pressure on the quarterback. Miami are 27th in the league at run defense, and will have to face running back LeSean McCoy if he returns from a hamstring injury.
This game will be decided on defense. It pains me to say it, but I can't see Miami win here on current form.
Buffalo Bills 28 - 23 Miami Dolphins
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