3 ways the Miami Dolphins defense can slow down the Buffalo offense

Xavien Howard #25 of the Miami Dolphins (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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The biggest thing is going to be how the Miami Dolphins decide to attack the issue of Stefon Diggs. I think the best plan of attack is going to be using the combination of Xavien Howard and Jevon Holland in a form of a double team.

Stefon Diggs in the last meeting was mostly locked down by Xavien Howard. His one big play come on a broken play where Josh Allen rolled out of the pocket and hit him coming back to the ball for a 19-yard touchdown.

That entire game he had 5 catches for 40 yards and a touchdown. So outside of that big play, Xavien Howard locked him down to 4 catches for 21 yards.

In the game in week 2 of 2021, Stefon Diggs only had 4 catches for 60 yards and a touchdown, and one of those catches went for 41 yards.

Stefon Diggs has had his trouble with Xavien Howard almost every time they play. The Miami Dolphins have had his number and need to continue this same trend.

This will also help because if they can let Jevon Holland play free safety and take away the deep plays this offense is much more containable.

Xavien Howard and this defense as a whole struggled against the Ravens offense and now they are catching the red hot Bills. However, this is the test this defense needs to get going.

If the Miami Dolphins can contain Diggs and Josh Allen, it is going to come because of Xavien Howard, and it is going to need to be effective all game.

I believe in Xavien Howard to prove why he is one of the top corners in the league. This is his chance.