Dolphins-Bills predictions: Will Miami pull off one other upset? Sun Sentinel staffers don’t suppose so
Dolphins (2-0) vs. Bills (2-0), Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS, Hard Rock Stadium
Latest line: Bills are favored by 5 1/2 factors; over/below is 45.
Dave Hyde, Sports Columnist (Season file: 1-1): Dolphins 27, Bills 24
Buffalo has the higher roster and greatest participant on the sector in Josh Allen, however Miami is able to pulling off the upset. For the final twenty years South Florida has been a hibernating Dolphins city on account of their mediocrity. Beating a heavyweight like Buffalo to cap a 3-0 begin would unleash a wave of Dolphins love that hasn’t been round for many years.
Chris Perkins, Dolphins Columnist (Season file: 1-1): Bills 24, Dolphins 21
It’s positively a winnable recreation for the Dolphins, Tua Tagovailoa and that explosive offense. There gained’t be any blowouts such because the Bills have had in every of their first two video games. Yeah, Buffalo is on a brief week in a scorching, humid 1 p.m. recreation at Hard Rock Stadium. But the Bills’ begin has been scary on either side of the ball (36 factors per recreation offensively, first in NFL; 8.5 factors a recreation defensively, second in NFL).
David Furones, Dolphins Writer (Season file: 1-1): Dolphins 31, Bills 27
I initially had Buffalo extending its win streak over the Dolphins to eight video games, however with all of the Bills’ accidents within the secondary, I don’t see them maintaining with Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. The September warmth and humidity of South Florida, plus the additional day and a half of relaxation Miami has after Buffalo performed on Monday evening and traveled to Miami Gardens, work within the Dolphins’ favor. Xavien Howard might want to play and sustain with Stefon Diggs to an extent, and Miami both wants Terron Armstead in at left sort out or to regulate in coping with Von Miller ought to he not be accessible.
Kathy Laughlin, Sports Editor (Season file: 2-0): Bills 31, Dolphins 27
It’s so tempting to suppose the Dolphins can maintain driving this wave of Tua Tagovailoa and the one-two punch of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle previous one other powerful opponent — particularly one which simply performed on Monday evening and should journey and endure the South Florida warmth. However, the Bills have been scorching scorching themselves, working up the rating of their first two victories. The Dolphins aren’t going to roll over, however they don’t have sufficient at this level to win.
Keven Lerner, Assistant Sports Editor (Season file: 0-2): Bills 24, Dolphins 20
The Bills are favored by practically a landing for good purpose. The Bills cruised previous the defending Super Bowl champion Rams and final season’s No. 1 seed within the AFC, the Tennessee Titans. They have crushed the Dolphins in seven straight video games, outscoring Miami by a mixed rating of 61-11 within the two conferences final yr. Tua Tagovailoa and the immediately high-powered Dolphins offense ought to maintain the sport shut. Tagovailoa is 0-3 in opposition to the Bills.
Steve Svekis, Assistant Sports Editor (Season file: 1-1): Bills 27, Dolphins 22
The Bills and their all-world quarterback Josh Allen have a seven-game win streak in opposition to the Dolphins and have annihilated the Rams and Titans to start out the season, however some intangibles are in Miami’s favor: The Dolphins come into the matchup with their most well-earned confidence in years after the earth-shaking fourth quarter by Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle; Bills to journey to the warmth and humidity with greater than a day and a half much less relaxation heading into the sport than Miami; and, lastly the Dolphins’ protection, whereas failing on the finish of final yr’s couple of video games vs. the Bills, was fairly stout within the first half-hour every time (permitting 17 factors whole in these two first halves). Can they play an entire recreation this time?
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