The odds seem to be mounting against the Buffalo Bills heading into their Week 3 matchup with the Miami Dolphins. It is a game between two undefeated teams and both have had equally impressive starts to the season.
For the Bills they beat the defending Super Bowl champions on the road in the opening game of the season and then last week in their second primetime game of the season would dominate the Tennessee Titans by a final score of 41-7.
As for the Miami Dolphins, head coach Mike McDaniels probably couldn’t have scripted his first two games any better with a win over the New England Patriots in Week 1 and then an exciting comeback against the Baltimore Ravens where Tua Tagovailoa threw four fourth quarter touchdowns and six in total.
However, the challenge for the Buffalo Bills is the injury report has substantially grown this week and they are missing a number of key players like Ed Oliver, Micah Hyde, Dane Jackson, and Jordan Phillips. All four players were already ruled out and Jordan Poyer is reportedly going to be joining them.
With the odds seemingly being stacked against Buffalo, this game is reminding me of a line from The Avengers where Tony Stark is talking with Loki:
"Loki: I have an army.Tony Stark: We have a Hulk."
The Buffalo Bills are dealing with a number of injuries and Tua Tagovailoa is the league’s leading passer but the Bills still have their Hulk in Josh Allen. He is an elite quarterback that time and again has proven he can put the team on his back and almost will his team to victory.
In this game, Allen might have to do exactly that but after Lamar Jackson had over 430 total yards both passing and running as well as four total touchdowns against this same Dolphins’ defense, it isn’t unreasonable to think that the Buffalo Bills quarterback could have a career game.
It is going to be a high-scoring matchup on Sunday but the Buffalo Bills have the talent at the most important position and they somehow find a way to win in South Beach.