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Five Buffalo Bills to watch today against the Miami Dolphins

How can these guys help the Bills win an important divisional game?

The Buffalo Bills are looking for their third straight win today as they travel to Miami to take on their division rival in the Dolphins. The Miami Dolphins are on a two-game losing streak and are looking to stay alive in the beloved playoff hunt. The Bills swept the Dolphins late in the season last year to give themselves a shot at the playoffs and eventually break the drought. They'll look to extend the win streak against the Dolphins and these five players are guys to watch while they attempt to do so.

QB Josh Allen

This will be Allen’s second game back from injury and he's coming off an adrenaline-filled victory at home against the Jaguars. His legs were the difference in that game but today I want to see what he can do when the offense relies on his arm. The win last week was great but going 8 for 19 isn't going to win a ton of games in the NFL consistently. He’s gaining trust and chemistry with some of his receivers, especially Robert Foster who he trained with during the bye week. Allen looks like he's making progress week in and week out and we’ll look to see that growth this week.

WR Robert Foster

Foster has been a surprise this season for the Bills. Signed as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama where he and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll are familiar with each other. During training camp and the preseason it seemed like he would struggle to even to find a spot on the receiver’s depth chart. Now he is third on the team in receiving yards and leads the team in yards per catch by a long shot. His ability to stretch the field with speed is something the Bills have seriously lack in recent years and he is emerging as the go-to guy for that. His connection with Josh Allen needs to continue to progress for the two to produce big plays on a weekly basis.

DT Jordan Phillips

Phillips is facing the team that drafted him in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. This season he saw his snaps get taken away from him and eventually he was seen visibly upset on the sideline. He was soon cut by the Dolphins and picked up by the Bills just a day later. Phillips has been a solid rotational guy for the Bills along the defensive interior. He plays the run well but doesn't provide much of an interior pass rush. Phillips is going to have a chip on his shoulder with something to prove after an ugly exit with the Dolphins and I expect him to seek vengeance on his former team.

LB Tremaine Edmunds

Over the course of the season, Edmunds is the Bills’ leading tackler with 78 total. Quarterbacking the defense is tough as it is but Edmunds is doing is as a 20-year-old rookie, an honor in itself. He has had issues at times with gap assignments in the run game but again, he's only 20-years old. Edmunds is one of the keys to the defense every week and I have a feeling that his ability is going to be noticeable today. The Dolphins have a versatile backfield with Frank Gore who hasn't seemed to age in about seven years and Kenyan Drake who is an underrated playmaker. The one-two punch vs Edmunds and the rest of the linebackers will be on display.

CB Tre’Davious White

White doesn't get enough credit around the NFL. Since his rookie season he has been one of the best corners in the NFL and it shows. According to Pro Football Focus, White has allowed only 16 catches which is second in the NFL and only 4 of those have gone for over 10 yards and that leads the NFL. Not only is White having a Pro Bowl season, he should be getting strong consideration as an All-Pro. Ryan Tannehill isn't the answer at quarterback for the Dolphins and everyone but them know it. White will be licking his chops today at the chance to bait Tannehill into some bad thrown and create turnovers.