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Buffalo Bills Links, 9/19: Can Buffalo overcome the loss of Edmunds and Milano?

Plus, score predictions for the Bills’ Week 2 clash with the Dolphins!

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The Buffalo Bills (1-0) are traveling to South Beach to face the Miami Dolphins (0-1) in a Week 2 clash Sunday afternoon, and in today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we break down the match-up to see what the keys are for Buffalo to improve to 2-0, then hear from beat reporters on their thoughts and predictions for the game.

We discuss whether the Bills can overcome the loss of three of their linebackers, including starters Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano. We also analyze whether offensive coordinator Brian Daboll will make any adjustments on offense, predict a larger role in the offense for rookie running back Zack Moss, dissect why defensive tackles Ed Oliver and Quinton Jefferson should make life difficult for Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday, and more.

We also break down why Daboll’s use of play action is allowing quarterback Josh Allen to further his development, hear how offensive line coach Bobby Johnson relied on some creative coaching to get the Bills’ O-line ready for this most unusual of seasons, identify five Bills and five Dolphins to watch on Sunday, and much more!


News’ predictions for Bills/Dolphins in Week 2 | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
After a week of smoothing some of the typical rough edges that season-openers bring, the Bills should be sharper against the Dolphins, writes Vic Carucci.

Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins: preview and prediction - Democrat & Chronicle
Some of Josh Allen’s best games in his young career have come against the Dolphins.

Five thoughts on Bills in Week 2: Will we see a different offense vs. Miami? – The Athletic
Based on the success the New England Patriots had against the Dolphins in Week 1, Brian Daboll should look to make some changes on offense. (Subscription required).

Edmunds and Milano both declared out Sunday against Dolphins - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott told WGR 550 on Friday that linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano will both be out for the team’s Week 2 game at the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Bills LBs Matt Milano, Tremaine Edmunds ruled out vs. Dolphins - ESPN.com Buffalo Bills blog
Bills linebackers Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds will miss Sunday’s game against the Dolphins, Sean McDermott said Friday, leaving the team without its starters in the middle of the field.

Bills announce Milano, Edmunds out for Miami game - Democrat & Chronicle
The Bills will have to play the Dolphins without their two best linebackers—Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano.

Bills’ Matt Milano, Tremaine Edmunds ruled out for Sunday vs. Dolphins - newyorkupstate.com
Sean McDermott announced the news on WGR 550 Friday morning.

Bills linebackers Tremaine Edmunds, Matt Milano ruled out for Week 2 | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Edmunds suffered a shoulder injury in Week 1 against the New York Jets, while Milano left the win with a hamstring injury.

Take Five: Bills can weather Edmunds, Milano injuries this week | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Vic Carucci offers his five takes on the Buffalo Bills’ game Sunday against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium.

Why Brian Daboll’s use of play-action is a good sign for Josh Allen and Bills – The Athletic
The Bills led the NFL in passing attempts and yards off of play action in Week 1, showing they will adapt to what Allen does well. (Subscription required).

Bills Today | Dion Dawkins says this player may make an impact Sunday - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Saturday, Sept. 19.

One-on-One Coverage: Bobby Johnson got ‘creative’ to get Bills’ O-line ready for season | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Few positions on the football field require coaches to do more hands-on instruction and demonstrating than the offensive line.

'Grinding mentality' lands UB product Cam Lewis a call-up to Bills' active roster | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The Buffalo Bills officially promoted the cornerback from the practice squad to the 53-man roster Thursday—a sign of how far the University at Buffalo product has come.

Inside the mindset of Stefon Diggs - BuffaloBills.com
Stefon Diggs brings a new dimension to the Bills’ offense on the field. But it’s his mental approach to the game that makes him one of the NFL’s top offensive weapons.

Dion Dawkins: “We Can All Play” - BuffaloBills.com
Left tackle Dion Dawkins discusses facing his old teammate Shaq Lawson on Sunday, his thoughts on the offensive line vs the Jets, and getting the running game going.

John Brown: “We Just Have to Put it All Together” - BuffaloBills.com
Bills WR John Brown discusses how he’s been preparing for Miami’s new defensive players with minimal film available, his excitement to see former teammate Shaq Lawson again, and how QB Josh Allen has rebounded from Week 1’s mental mistakes.

Bills-Dolphins start ‘em, sit ‘em: Make room for John Brown - WGR 550
In 2019, John Brown caught 14 passes on 20 targets for 220 yards and three touchdowns in two games against the Miami Dolphins. Fantasy owners should find a way to work Brown into their lineup after leading the Buffalo Bills in targets in Week 1.

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Five Miami Dolphins to watch against the Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
Former Bills sit atop our list.

Five Buffalo Bills to watch against the Miami Dolphins - Buffalo Rumblings
Will Josh Allen continue to be a fin squisher?

Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins broadcast info, announcers, streaming, radio, television Week 2 - Buffalo Rumblings
Squish the Fish, round 1!

Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano both out for Buffalo Bills - Miami Dolphins matchup - Buffalo Rumblings
Neither linebacker is back to 100% yet.

Except for linebackers, Buffalo Bills healthy in Friday injury report - Buffalo Rumblings
Three linebackers out for Sunday.

Analysis: How the Buffalo Bills should attack the Miami Dolphins - Buffalo Rumblings
Hello Chan, my old friend.

Buffalo Bills Week 2 opponent preview: Austin Jackson, left tackle - Buffalo Rumblings
It’s only one game, but let’s see what the rookie holding down the blind side looks like.