The Buffalo Bills find themselves at 2-1 on the season at home against the Miami Dolphins for a week four matchup. The Dolphins are 3-0 to start the season with some explosive offensive games to begin the year. Here is what Buffalo finds themselves going up against.
Last week, the Dolphins got a 70-20 win agaisnt the Denver Broncos that kept them as one of three teams still undefeated in the NFL. The offense was opened up for Miami all game and it contributed to what is now regarded as a top offense in the league.
Through three weeks, Miami finds itself as the NFL leader in offensive rating (127.1), passing yards (1091), and yards per play (10.6 per game). Much of this offensive production has stemmed from the connection between Tua Tagovailoa and Tyreek Hill. Tagovailoa already has 1,000 yards on the season and he matches that with 8 touchdowns on a 71% completion rate throughout this season. As for Hill, he has 412 yards and 4 touchdowns to start the season. He had a hot start to the year with 215 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Both of these players are top five rated players in the NFL in their respective position groups.
The Dolphins run game has been carried by a pair of running backs through three weeks of the season. Raheem Mostert and De'Von Achane have the catalyst to a run attack that has been a good support for Tagovailoa's passing game. Both backs have reached the 200-yard mark on the season and have 8 touchdowns between the two of them.
Achane in particular worked wonders against the Broncos' defense. The majority of his production this season has come from the Week 3 game where he had 200 yards and 2 touchdowns. It brought his yard-per-carry average to 11 on the season.
Defensively, Miami has had an average start to the year in most categories. However, they have not given up more than 20 points to an opponent in the past two weeks. Last week against Denver, they gave up just 69 rushing yards shutting down the run game.
Safety Jevon Holland has been the biggest threat on the Dolphins' defense. He leads the team in tackles on the season with 33 and was the tackle leader against the Broncos. His presence on the field has been active with open-field tackles being made at a very high rate.
Kickoff between the Dolphins and Bills is at 1:00 p.m. E.T. in Highmark Stadium. The Bills will face a high-powered offensive team that will be a big true test for them in the early season.