The Miami Dolphins surprised the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6 with a 30-15 victory at South Florida’s Hard Rock Stadium. A week later, the team will again after to come away with the upset, this time to the visiting AFC East rival Buffalo Bills. The Bills opened as a two-point favorite, but had since moved to having a three-point line over the home-team.
According to Buffalo Rumblings, this is the first time since the Dolphins hosted the Bills in 2007 that Buffalo has been a favorite on the road within the division. That would be in the midst of the Dolphins’ 1-15 season, meeting when Miami was 0-8, and the Bills were only 2-1/2 point favorites.
Apparently, Las Vegas is not yet ready to say Miami can regularly keep up with the playoff contenders - and yes, the Bills are playoff contenders this year.
Buffalo Rumblings adds that it has been since 2003 the Bills have been favored on the road over the Jets and since 1999 they have been favored over the Patriots in New England.
Just for the information, the Dolphins were last favored to beat the Bills in Buffalo in 2013, a 1.5 point favorite (Miami lost 19-0). The Dolphins were seven-point favorites against the Jets in MetLife Stadium in Week 13 of 2014, wining that game 16-13. Miami last was favored in Foxboro in 2002, listed as a two-point favorite, losing the game 27-24.
Miami and Buffalo will kickoff at 1pm ET on Sunday.