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Buffalo Bills Links, 1/3: Game Day vs. the Dolphins!

Key matchups to watch, game previews and predictions as the Bills look to squish the Fish!

The Buffalo Bills (12-3) welcome the Miami Dolphins (10-5) to Bills Stadium at 1 p.m. EST Sunday in the regular-season finale. Today’s edition of the Bills daily links has everything you need to know leading up to kickoff, from breaking down the key matchups, offering up game previews and predictions, and information on how to watch the game from home. We also dissect every possible scenario for the Bills’ Wild Card round opponent, examine how Buffalo’s rookie class has exceeded expectations, discuss how the offense should go about replacing injured wide receiver Cole Beasley, and much more!


Key Matchups to Watch

Can Bills stop Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins with backups? (5 things to watch) - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills will end the regular season at home against the Miami Dolphins.

Dolphins at Bills: Sal’s keys, notes and stats - WGR 550
“The Bills close out the 2020 regular season against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in Orchard Park. With a win, they’ll secure the number two seed in the AFC playoff picture.”

3 matchups to watch for Dolphins at Bills | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Three matchups to watch when the Miami Dolphins visit the Buffalo Bills for the NFL regular-season finale Sunday.

Scouting report: Look for Bills to bring the heat against Dolphins rookie QB | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Getting pressure on Dolphins rookie Tua Tagovailoa will be paramount for the Bills.

Previews, Predictions and How to Watch

Rivalry reborn? Could seem like old times between Bills and Dolphins - Democrat & Chronicle
The Bills and Dolphins could each make the playoffs for the first time since 1998.

Bills should rest their starters versus Dolphins in Week 17 – The Athletic
“The Bills could stand to benefit from a win, of course, but these playoffs are about more than the first-round game.” (Subscription required).

Bills’ Josh Allen reportedly to play vs. Dolphins, make ‘one last MVP stand’ - newyorkupstate.com
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported Saturday “many key guys” to play for Bills vs. Miami.

Dolphins-Bills: Can Tua deliver playoffs? Matchups, picks – The Athletic
“Dolphins-Bills: With Ryan Fitzpatrick out, Tua Tagovailoa has an excellent opportunity to cement a successful season for Miami.” (Subscription required).

Can Miami Dolphins clinch playoff berth by beating Bills team that’s already in? - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Brian Flores’s young team can take a big step forward if it can handle a Buffalo team with little at stake in the regular-season finale.

Bills vs. Dolphins | NFL game predictions | Week 17 - BuffaloBills.com
Will the Bills complete the AFC East division sweep for the 2020 regular season? Find out what the experts are predicting.

Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins 2020: Preview, odds, predictions for Week 17 - newyorkupstate.com
Bills host the Dolphins at 1 p.m. EST on Sunday in the regular-season finale at Bills Stadium.

Bills Today | 6 milestones that can be reached in Buffalo’s regular season finale - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Sunday, Jan. 3.

Bills vs. Dolphins Week 17 | How to watch, stream and listen - BuffaloBills.com
Here are all the details you need to follow Sunday’s game.

How to watch Bills vs. Dolphins in regular season finale: TV channel, time, live stream information - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills can seal up the No. 2 seed in the AFC and pick up their 13th win of the season against the Dolphins.

Dolphins at Bills: Live stream, how to watch, playoff scenarios - Democrat & Chronicle
All the ways to follow along in Week 17.

Bills’ Potential Playoff Opponent Unknown

For sizzling Bills, two teams loom as tough first-round playoff matchups - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Buffalo enters the postseason with momentum and confidence, but the NFL’s top two rushing attacks could pose a threat to its Super Bowl hopes.

Who will Bills play on Wild Card weekend? Every scenario - newyorkupstate.com
We’ll know Buffalo’s playoff opponent on Sunday night, but here’s a breakdown of every team the Bills could play based on Week 17 results.

What Bills fans need to know about the AFC playoff picture | Week 17 - BuffaloBills.com
Will the Bills end up as the No. 2 seed or the No. 3 seed?

Buffalo Bills’ playoff game sells out quickly | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Tickets were only available to season-ticket holders who had opted in for tickets before the season began, should fans be allowed at any point.

Tyler Kroft Placed on COVID List

Bills place Tyler Kroft on COVID-19 list after positive test - WGR 550
“The Buffalo Bills announced a series of roster moves on Saturday, including placing tight end Tyler Kroft on the Reserve/COVID-19 list after he tested positive for the coronavirus.”

Bills tight end Tyler Kroft tests positive for Covid, placed on reserve list | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Kroft will not play in the regular-season finale against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Tyler Kroft tests positive for Covid, Bills call up 4 for game vs. Dolphins - newyorkupstate.com
Kroft lands on COVID list for second time this season.

Tyler Kroft placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list + four players elevated for Bills vs. Dolphins - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills made several roster moves on Saturday.

Odds and Ends

Inside the Bills: Rookie class contributed more than could have been expected | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Here’s a look at what the Bills’ rookies have done with one game left in the regular season.

Bills Mailbag: How should the offense go about replacing Cole Beasley? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The first Bills Mailbag of 2021.

Featured on Buffalo Rumblings

Billieve: Start ‘em or sit ‘em? Previewing Week 17 vs. Dolphins - Buffalo Rumblings
There’s plenty to unpack on the latest episode of Billieve!

Buffalo Bills expected to play “many key guys” Week 17, per report - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills may not back off.

Tyler Kroft tests positive for COVID-19, Buffalo Bills elevate four from practice squad - Buffalo Rumblings
The tight end won’t be playing in the regular-season finale.

Four Downs: For the Bills, resting starters should be a no-brainer - Buffalo Rumblings
Cole Beasley’s injury was enough to sway my thinking.

The Bruce Exclusive: Don’t fear the #almightytake submissions - Buffalo Rumblings
I gotta have more cowbell.

Buffalo Bills opponent preview: Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa - Buffalo Rumblings
What’s the QB of the future in Miami look like so far?

BuffHub: “Tua” good to be true - Buffalo Rumblings
and the in-depth AFC Playoff Picture.

Buffalo Bills fans have no reason to lack confidence heading into Week 17 - Buffalo Rumblings
Bills fans are pretty confident.

Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen linked to multiple GM openings - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills’ front-office member could be on the move.

Wingin’ It: Buffalo Bánh Mì as Bills face the Dolphins - Buffalo Rumblings
The Vietnamese version of a sub wraps up the regular season.

New York Jets expected to fire Adam Gase after season finale, per report - Buffalo Rumblings
DANG IT!