Establish the Running Game
The first key to victory for the Buffalo Bills in Week 2 against the Dolphins is to get the ground game going. The Patriots proved last week that this Dolphins defense has a weakness defending against the run. After acquiring star defensive back Byron Jones this offseason and adding him to Xavien Howard, the strength of this Dolphins defense is defending the pass outside the numbers.
With a weak linebacker core and a young developing defensive line, a weakness for the Bills to attack is the middle of this defense on the ground. Hopefully, this means less designed runs for Allen and more traditional running from the two-headed backfield of Devin Singletary and Zack Moss. Although the Bills running backs were less than efficient last week, fans should expect the opposite from them in week two against the Dolphins.
After Cam Newton gashed this defense last week for 75 rushing yards, expect them to prepare for Josh Allen in a similar way, considering he had over 50 rushing yards of his own in Week 1. After fumbling twice last week, the Bills may reduce the number of designed runs for Allen in this matchup.
With that being said, Allen should still be expected to get anywhere between five to ten carries per week. With the amount of success the Patriots had with designed quarterback runs, the Bills and Brian Daboll would be foolish to completely erase that from the offensive game plan in Week 2.