Buffalo Bills need to limit explosive plays
Through three games, the Dolphins have enjoyed the most potent offense in the NFL. Not only are they leading the NFL's points scored category by a landslide, but they just finished scoring 70 points against the Denver Broncos in week three, which was two points shy of tying the NFL record.
Whether it's through the air or on the ground, the Dolphins can horrify opposing defenses by gaining big chunks of yardage at one time. In fact, five of the Dolphins 10 (!) touchdowns against the Broncos were from 19-plus yards, including a 54-yard touchdown catch from superstar wide receiver Tyreek Hill on the game's opening drive — and the team was missing Hill's electrifying partner, Jaylen Waddle due to a concussion.
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has returned from an injury-ridden 2022 season and has become one of the league's best passers with eight touchdowns and 1,024 passing yards in three games, but to add insult to injury, the Dolphins have also developed quite the rushing attack.
While ninth-year running back Raheem Mostert leads the position in total touchdowns with seven, his rookie partner De'Von Achane is tied for second in that category with four scores of his own.
So, how do you stop this offense?
Considering the Dolphins are still undefeated, no defensive play caller has found that answer, except Patriots head coach Bill Belichick who limited the Dolphins to 24 points in Week 2 by fielding three safeties — and having one of them shadow Hill at all times.
If Bills head coach and defensive coordinator Sean McDermott can use the Patriots game film to sprinkle in some 'Belichick magic', the Bills defense stands a chance. In fact, the Bills have scored at least 24 points in 40 regular season games over the past three years and the beginning of this season.