Wild card weekend starts now: Bills and Dolphins - 5 storylines in Week 18 thriller

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The Miami Dolphins are beat up and the Bills are finally getting healthy

Not only did Baltimore beat the Dolphins on the scoreboard, but they beat them up physically too. Tua Tagovailoa was injured but sounds like he'll be good to go. The bigger loss was Bradley Chubb, after suffering an ACL injury, he's out for the season. The Dolphins already lost Jaelan Phillips for the season and Xavien Howard and Raheem Mostert are out as well. To add insult to injury, the Dolphins may be without Jaylen Waddle too.

I don't have much sympathy for the Dolphins though. The Bills have had their share of injuries this year and last. Early season injuries to Tre White, Matt Milano, and DaQuan Jones caused the Bills defense to take a few steps back. However, the mid-season trade that brought Rasul Douglas has been huge in replacing White, Tyrel Dodson has been solid since mid-season and now Jones is back. Micah Hyde and A.J. Epenesa are both back in the fold as well and Kaiir Elam was activated to the 53-man roster since returning from IR.