4 keys to victory for the Buffalo Bills in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins

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Don’t allow Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill to get behind the secondary

The Bills did a pretty good job against Jaylen Waddle last year, as they limited him to 77 yards in two matchups. However, Tyreek Hill has long been a nemesis to this Bills’ secondary, even when they were at full strength.

From a Bills perspective, this is the worst time for this matchup to occur as Buffalo will battle against one of the league’s top receiving cores despite being without their entire starting secondary from a year ago.

The Bills must simplify their game plan with two rookies starting on the outside and inexperienced guys stepping in at safety. Christian Benford has looked excellent so far on the young season, but this will be Bills fans first time seeing first-round pick Kaiir Elam get a heavy dose of playing time.

Instead of being aggressive and trying to make plays, this Bills’ secondary should sit back, avoid giving up the big play and keep the action in front of them. The game plan should be to force Tua to continuously make accurate throws to the short and intermediate parts of the field. The hope would be that this Dolphins offense gets overaggressive and starts forcing the action down the field after hitting on so many chunk plays a week ago.