4th of the hardest Buffalo Bills games in 2021: Miami Dolphins, Week 2
The first road game of the season should be the Buffalo Bills’ hottest one of the year. Early September in Miami for all us northerners know is still considered summer down there. On top of that, road games against Miami has given some teams headaches for quite some time. Just ask the New England Patriots. Buffalo only escaped last year with a 31-28 win, one of their closest games of the year.
Brian Flores and GM Chris Grier moved around the NFL draft order as they pleased this year, getting Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle 6th overall. Adding Waddle to the offense should help take the pressure of TE Mike Gesicki and WR Devante Parker. Although some of their moves were confusing, including letting go of captains Kyle Van Noy and Bobby McCain.
As mentioned before, the heat and humidity will be a challenge for Buffalo, but Miami’s defense will be tough as well. Miami averaged 1.8 (basically 2) takeaways per game last season, including a 78 yard fumble return against the L.A. Rams. With an actual offseason this year and pre-season games to come, I feel confident in saying the Dolphins will at the very least be a wild-card team this year.
This score will look a lot like last year’s first matchup. However the final score won’t exactly tell the story as the Bills improved offensive line makes a big difference here and scores all of their points before the halfway mark of the third quarter, withstanding a furious rally from their aquatic brethren from the south.