clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Billieve Podcast: Start ‘em or sit ‘em? Previewing Week 17 vs. Dolphins

There’s plenty to unpack on the latest episode of Billieve!

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

The Buffalo Bills (12-3) close out the regular season hosting the Miami Dolphins (10-5) at Bills Stadium. On the latest episode of the Billieve Podcast, hosts John Boccacino and Jamie D’Amico get you ready for Week 17 as the Bills look to wrap up the No. 2 seed for the AFC playoffs.

Among the topics covered on the podcast:

  • In a bleak year, the Bills were a rare bright spot that brought fans together to cheer for something good.
  • The Bills have a path to securing the No. 2 seed in the playoffs—by either beating the Dolphins or hoping the Pittsburgh Steelers lose to the Cleveland Browns.
  • After wide receiver Cole Beasley suffered a knee injury in the Week 16 win over the New England Patriots, head coach Sean McDermott faces an interesting decision. Does he start key players like Josh Allen, Tre’Davious White, Stefon Diggs, Dion Dawkins, Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer, Jerry Hughes, Zack Moss, Daryl Williams and others vs. Miami to keep them ready to go for the playoffs, or does he trot out the backups to keep Buffalo’s starters healthy?
  • Boccacino and D’Amico size up the AFC playoff field and discuss the teams they want to see come to Western New York on Wild Card weekend, and which team they hope to avoid.
  • We then offer up score predictions for the regular-season finale as Buffalo looks to match the franchise record for most wins in a season while going for its first 6-0 record in divisional play.

Check out the latest Billieve Podcast for our thoughts on whether Buffalo should rest its starters in Week 17, then join the conversation by leaving your thoughts in the comments section below.

Subscribe to the Buffalo Rumblings podcast channel featuring Billieve, Blitzed Bills, Buffalo Rumblings Q&A, Breaking Buffalo Rumblings, Code of Conduct with J. Spence, The Bruce Exclusive, The Buff Hub, Jamie D. and Big Newt, The Mafia Mavens, and Circling the Wagons:

Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Google Play | Spotify | Podbean | iHeartRadio | TuneIn | Megaphone

Ask Alexa or Google Home to play the Buffalo Rumblings podcast!

Editor’s note: If you’re viewing this article on Apple News, the embedded audio will be removed. Click through to the site in your browser or listen on iTunes.