While the Bills are alone in second place in the AFC, a match-up against the winless Dolphins and former Bills’ quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick isn’t moving the national needle.
The contest will be the featured national game among the early games only for fans living in the Bills’ and Dolphins’ primary markets.
CBS’ No. 5 broadcasting team of Andrew Catalon (play-by-play) and former Bill James Lofton (analyst) will handle the Bills/Dolphins game.
The areas that can see the game are highlighted in orange (map courtesy of 506sports):
On CBS, the majority of the country will see the Oakland Raiders travel to play the Green Bay Packers (in red), followed by the Houston Texans against the Indianapolis Colts (green), and the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Cincinnati Bengals (yellow). The late CBS game pits the Los Angeles Chargers against the Tennessee Titans (blue).
This will be the 111th meeting all-time between the Bills and Dolphins.
The Dolphins lead the series 61-48-1, with Buffalo rolling to a 42-17 win in Week 17 of the 2018 season in the regular-season finale. Josh Allen accounted for five total touchdowns (three passing and two rushing scores) and 319 all-purpose yards, Tre’Davious White and Tremaine Edmunds each picked off Ryan Tannehill, and the Bills outscored the Fish 28-3 in the second half to finish the season with a 6-10 record.