Miami Dolphins Myth #3: Can’t beat the Buffalo Bills
Okay, so this one isn’t really a myth. It is more of a bleak, depressing fact that the Dolphins need to turn the tables on.
The Bills are unquestionably the class of the division, going 11-1 against the rest of the AFC East over the last two seasons on their way to back-to-back first-place finishes. Their leader and quarterback is an MVP candidates, and they have one of the most high-powered offenses in the league to match up with a solid defensive unit.
And Miami has shown no signs of being able to compete with Buffalo for even longer.
Since 2016, the Dolphins have defeated the Bills just once in ten tries, and in none of the last seven matchups. Josh Allen’s splits against Miami are comically higher than his against any other team, and some of the most debilitating recent losses for the franchise have come at the hands of their division rival.
If McDaniel and the Dolphins hope to compete for the AFC East title this season and beyond, they’ll have to prove that they can beat the Bills at least semi-regularly. Winning the division often requires some form of dominance over your counterparts, meaning Miami will have to learn to beat Buffalo in the friendly confines of Hard Rock Stadium, if nowhere else.