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Bills vs. Dolphins: Miami Seeking Turnaround At Home

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MIAMI - DECEMBER 19: Receiver David Nelson #86 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on December 19 2010 in Miami Florida.The Bills defeated the Dolphins 17-14.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
MIAMI - DECEMBER 19: Receiver David Nelson #86 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on December 19 2010 in Miami Florida.The Bills defeated the Dolphins 17-14. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Here's a statistical oddity that you may find interesting: in the last 12 regular season games between the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins that have taken place in Miami, each team has won exactly half of them. That streak dates all the way back to 1999, the last time the Bills made the playoffs.

That should give Bills fans hope that the team can once again win on the road. This stat should burgeon those hopes: prior to last week's win over Washington, the Dolphins had lost seven straight home games. Their struggles in South Beach have been well-documented.

"I really can't find a reason for the 364 days between home wins," says Kevin Nogle of ThePhinsider.com. "It was abysmal. The only thing I can figure is that the team responds better to the restrictions placed on them when they are on the road. I guess being at home makes them too comfortable. As Margaret Whitton's character Rachel Phelps says in Major League, "Maybe the problem is... we're coddling these guys too much. Yeah!'"

"The demons have been exorcised for a week," says Nogle, "but the team is going to have to show up against the Bills in order for the fans to really feel like something has changed."