The Buffalo Bills got help last night with the Los Angeles Chargers taking the loss in Kansas City. Now the Bills have to do their job and take it week by week, starting today against the Miami Dolphins. These five Bills will have to have a big role in getting a win in their last game at New Era Field for the 2017 season:
QB Tyrod Taylor
Taylor comes back two weeks later after sustaining a knee injury in the loss to the New England Patriots. He shouldn't have to go out and win the game but he does have to be his usual efficient self. Of course we never know what Rick Dennison will have in store for everyone. If there is any glimmer of hope for Taylor to show the current higher ups that he belongs and deserves to be a starter, this would be a good game to start.
RB LeSean McCoy
McCoy only needs 39 rushing yards today to get to the 10,000 yard career mark. Last week, he was force-fed the ball because of the weather conditions. He won't rush the ball 32 times but he should get his fair share of touches. The Dolphins are in the middle of the pack when it comes to run defense. They give up 4.2 yards per carry and have allowed 11 rushing touchdowns on the year.
DT Adolphus Washington
Washington may have had his best game of the year against the Colts last week. Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake has had 100-plus yards the past two weeks against the Broncos and the Patriots. His recent emergence hasn't gone unnoticed around the NFL and the interior of the defensive line will have to be on top of their game. Remember, last week Washington took the most defensive snaps of any interior lineman on the Bills.
CB Tre’Davious White
White has a real shot at winning defensive rookie of the year. He and Marshon Lattimore of the New Orleans Saints are the most likely candidates. White has 11 more tackles, 5 more passes defended, and they both have 3 interceptions. Against Jay Cutler, White could add to his interception total to pull away from Lattimore. It will be interesting to see if he stays on one side the whole game if others struggle against the like of Jarvis Landry, the Dolphins best receiver and recent enemy to the Bills and their fans.
LT Dion Dawkins
Dawkins struggled a bit to start the season with the injury to Cordy Glenn. Over the course of the season, he has improved immensely and has given the rest of the staff a decision to make in the offseason. Dawkins will go up against a veteran in Cameron Wake, who has been producing for the nine years he has been in the NFL. On the flip side, he will also have the chance to go up against another rookie, Charles Harris. Harris hasn't had much production but he was seen as one of the better pass rushers coming out in the 2017 NFL Draft.