How the Miami Dolphins can beat the Buffalo Bills:
3. Establish a running game early
The Bills’ defense will be keyed in on Tua Tagovailoa after his stellar performance last week, and they’ve had plenty of success against him in the past. The quarterback may very well be able to have a better performance this time around, but it will be important for the offense to establish the running game early in order to open up opportunities for Hill, Waddle, and company.
We saw a semblance of what Mike McDaniel’s running game could look like last week against Baltimore, and Raheem Mostert and Chase Edmonds will look to build on their solid performances. But it starts with the boys up front, and the offensive line must do their part both in opening running lanes and keeping Tagovailoa off of his back.
4. Minimize the stupid mistakes
Before last week’s 4th quarter comeback, the Dolphins were repeatedly shooting themselves in the foot with dumb penalties.
It wasn’t just holding and pass interference calls. Miami was called for tripping, a block in the back, and an ineligible man downfield, amongst other flags. They finished with 8 penalties in all, though it felt like more, considering how much of a hole their mistakes got them in. Coach McDaniel will look to clean things up, as yellow flags can be serious momentum killers, especially against such a worthy opponent in Buffalo.