Buffalo had a chance to take a commanding lead in the race for one of the AFC’s two Wild Card berths (a win would have but the Bills at 7-2 and 5-1 in conference play), but the Bills squandered that opportunity thanks to questionable play calling, two missed Stephen Hauschka field goals, terrible play from cornerback Levi Wallace, and more.
The Bills, who remain in possession of the fifth seed in the AFC playoff race, are also seeking their first season sweep of the Dolphins since the 2017 season.
That year, Buffalo squished the fish 24-16 on Dec. 17 in Orchard Park, then knocked off Miami 22-16 on Dec. 31 to snap a 17-year playoff drought (with a huge assist to the Cincinnati Bengals for defeating the Baltimore Ravens) for the team’s first playoff appearance since the 1999 season.
This will be the 112th meeting all-time between the Bills and Dolphins.
The Dolphins lead the series 61-49-1, with Buffalo prevailing 31-21 on Oct. 20, 2019. The Bills trailed 14-9 heading into the fourth quarter of that Week 7 contest, but Josh Allen connected on touchdown tosses to John Brown (20 yards) and Cole Beasley (three yards), and Micah Hyde returned an onside kick attempt 45 yards to seal the win.
Here’s how to watch Sunday’s game from home:
Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern
Channel: The game will be carried locally on CBS on WIVB 4 and CFTO 9 in Buffalo, WROC 8 in Rochester, WTVH 5 in Syracuse and Utica, WKTV 2 in Syracuse, Utica, and Albany, WBNG 12 in Syracuse, Binghamton, and Elmira, and WENY 36-2 in Elmira. View the broadcast map.
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Adam Archuleta (analyst).
Location: Hard Rock Stadium | Miami Gardens, FL
Radio: WGR 550 AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester), Fan 590 AM (Toronto), WTKW 99.5 FM and WKTV 105.5 FM (Syracuse), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.
Radio Play-by-Play: John Murphy and Eric Wood in the booth with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.
Online: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game Center
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Thursday Injury Report
- Limited participant: DE Jerry Hughes (groin).
- Did not practice: TE Dawson Knox (knee).
Editor’s note: Dawson Knox was a full participant in Friday’s practice, while Jerry Hughes was again sidelined and remains questionable for Sunday’s game.
- Full participant: RB Kalen Ballage (neck/illness), G/T Jesse Davis (elbow), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (shoulder), DT Davon Godchaux (shoulder), WR Jakeem Grant (toe/Achilles), LB Trent Harris (foot), S Reshad Jones (chest), C Daniel Kilgore (knee), CB Chris Lammons (ankle/toe), S Bobby McCain (shoulder), DE Avery Moss (ankle), WR DeVante Parker (calf), TE Durham Smythe (knee/elbow), DT Christian Wilkins (toe), WR Wlbert Wilson (hip/ankle).
- Limited participant: DE Taco Charlton (elbow), LB Raekwon McMillan (knee).
- Did not practice: CB Ken Webster (ankle).