Fresh off their bye week, the well-rested Buffalo Bills will take on the winless Miami Dolphins at home in the friendly confines of New Era Field. The Dolphins are coming off a loss to Washington in the NFL’s toilet bowl. Here’s what we’re looking for as the Bills get back to action.
The #Bills are back in action this weekend against the Dolphins. Get caught up after the bye in just one minute. pic.twitter.com/mIUkotnzq2— Buffalo Rumblings (@BuffRumblings) October 18, 2019
Bills favored by a ton
The Bills opened game week as 16.5-point favorites; the most points they’ve been favored by since 1992. In that game the Bills lost to the New York Jets on a Jim Kelly pick-six with under two minutes to go. Let’s hope history doesn’t repeat itself this week against the ‘Phins.
Dolphins’ quarterback situation
The Dolphins opened the season with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starting quarterback. After two losses they changed course and named Josh Rosen their starter. Rosen played two complete games and started last week’s game. He did not finish it—getting benched for Fitzmagic in the fourth quarter. All is not lost for Chosen Rosen though. After the game, head coach Brian Flores remained committed to Rosen as the starter. But wait there’s more! On Wednesday Flores reversed that decision and named Fitzpatrick the starter. In short, the Dolphins’ quarterback situation has more back-and-forth than Michael Scott’s vasectomies.
Bills healing up
The Bills entered the bye week pretty banged up. Mitch Morse, Matt Milano, Trent Murphy, and Cody Ford all left the Bills’ last game against the Titans with injuries. On top of that, Devin Singletary, Taron Johnson, Tyler Kroft, and Ty Nsheke missed the game due to previous injuries. Game-day status remains to be seen for all of these players, but as of Thursday’s practice nearly all active members of the Bills’ roster were participating in practice at some level. The only exception was Frank Gore, who received his normal veteran rest day.