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Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins Pick & Prediction SEP 19TH 2021

NFL | FOOTBALL
TV: FOX
Logo Buffalo Bills
VS
Logo Miami Dolphins
0
OPENNER
48.5

-3.5 -105
CURRENT
48o -110

-185
MONEYLINE
+165

35
SCORE
0

The Buffalo Bills head to face the Miami Dolphins after a 23-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Word around the Bills is that they’re reassuring everyone to “not panic”. This is easier said than done, especially with them having to face the Dolphins next. Buffalo played pretty sloppily in their game against Pittsburgh, which was their downfall. If they come in against Miami the same way, they could be in a lot of trouble.

The Miami Dolphins host the Buffalo Bills after a win over the New England Patriots. The Dolphins escaped Foxborough with a 17-16 victory, and although they won, there are still some questions about the team. After the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Miami Dolphins didn’t score a single point. Had their defense not held the Patriots to just field goals, Miami would’ve lost that game. They’ve got a tougher test in Week 2 when they face the Bills.

Bills vs. Dolphins ATS, Total and Moneyline Odds

TV: FOX

MONEY LINE: Bills (-165)) vs. Dolphins (+145)

SPREAD: Bills -3.5 (+100) vs. Dolphins +3.5 (-120)

GAME TOTAL: Over 47.5 (-113) vs. Under 47.5 (-107)

Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins Preview and Betting Trends

The Bills will look to clean up the penalties and mistakes they had on offense before they face Miami. It’ll be paramount that they do, considering Miami will take advantage of those mistakes. The Bills have one of the most prolific offenses in the league, but it didn’t look that way in Week 1. Josh Allen, the Bills starting QB, threw 51 passes for just 270 yards. Somehow, the Pittsburgh defense found a way to terrorize the Buffalo offense. In the end, this led to a 23-16 loss.

Miami was nearly in the same boat after the offense stalled out in the second half. They scored only seven points in the second half against New England. Now the Dolphins face a tougher test in the Buffalo Bills, an offense that loves attacking through the air. Lucky for the Dolphins, they have one of the best cornerbacks in the league in Xavien Howard. This is a divisional matchup that could be a huge indicator of who will lead the division at the end of the season.

Bills vs. Dolphins Prediction (NFL Week 2)

Bills 28 - Dolphins 17

Buffalo has a chance to erase Week 1 with a win over the Miami Dolphins. There are a lot of steps they’ll have to take to do that though. First, the penalties will need to be cleaned up, second, the offense needs to focus on touchdowns, not field goals. They’ll be playing on the road in Miami, so it’ll be pretty humid. This could take a toll on their defense if they spend too much time on the field.

Miami had a tough time generating offense against the Patriots, which doesn’t bode well against the Bills. Buffalo has a much more dynamic offense, even if they didn’t show it in Week 1. Look for Buffalo to have a much better offensive output on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Dolphins will have another rough week generating offense against the Bills defense.

Extra Points

1. Buffalo is 5-0 in their last five games against the Miami Dolphins.

2. Buffalo is 9-3 ATS in their last twelve games.

3. Buffalo could have RB Zach Moss back for the game versus Dolphins.

Best Bet: Buffalo Bills -3.5

PREDICTION
Buffalo Bills
26
22
Miami Dolphins

Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins Recap SEP 19TH 2021

Josh Allen passed for 179 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Buffalo Bills to a 35-0 shutout of the host Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon.

The Dolphins (1-1) lost quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the first quarter due to a rib injury. He was hit while trying to pass as defensive end AJ Epenesa beat Dolphins right tackle Jesse Davis on the play.

Tagovailoa completed 1 of 4 passes for 13 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions before leaving the game.

Devin Singletary rushed 13 times for 82 yards and one touchdown to lead Buffalo (1-1). Backup running back Zack Moss added a pair of late touchdown rushes.

Jacoby Brissett, who replaced Tagovailoa, completed 24 of 40 passes for 169 yards, no touchdowns and one pick.

Aside from Brissett's interception, the Dolphins made numerous mistakes, including lost fumbles by Jakeem Grant and rookie first-round pick Jaylen Waddle. In addition, the Dolphins turned the ball over on downs four times and were penalized nine times for 83 yards.

Buffalo scored on its first possession as Singletary broke off a 46-yard run.

On the ensuing possession, Miami went for it on fourth-and-2 at Buffalo's 48, but that's when Epenesa's unobstructed hit on Tagovailoa broke up the play.

Buffalo capitalized on the short field and drove 52 yards for a 14-0 lead. The money play was Allen's 5-yard TD throw to Stefon Diggs. Allen scrambled to his right before connecting with Diggs in the middle of the end zone.

The Bills took the second-half kickoff and drove 75 yards for a 21-0 lead. The drive was capped by Allen's 8-yard scoring strike to Dawson Knox.

After Miami turned the ball over on downs a third time, Buffalo needed to go just 41 yards to make it 28-0. Moss ran 7 yards to conclude the drive.

Moss added a 1-yard touchdown run with 7:45 left in the game.

It was the first time the Dolphins were shut out since a 43-0 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 2 of 2019.

--Field Level Media

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