When a Josh Allen would-be game-winning touchdown pass slipped through the hands of tight end Charles Clay on Dec. 2, 2018, the Buffalo Bills suffered a 21-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Allen’s first game against the Dolphins.
Allen and the Bills have not lost since, an impressive six-game winning streak when the Bills have outscored the Dolphins by a 232-112 margin—an average margin of victory of 20 points per game.
Allen and the Bills (4-2) welcome the Dolphins (1-6) to Highmark Stadium for a 1 p.m. Eastern clash Sunday afternoon, with the Bills looking to shake off a 34-31 setback vs. the Tennessee Titans in Week 6, and the Dolphins looking to snap a six-game losing streak since defeating the New England Patriots in their opener.
Since entering the NFL as the No. 7 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, all Allen has accomplished against the Fish is post a 6-1 record, including six consecutive victories, with 22 total touchdowns and five interceptions.
Some of Allen’s best performances as a pro have come against the Dolphins, including last year in Week 2, when Allen had four TD passes and 415 passing yards during a 31-28 triumph. Allen has earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors three times against Miami.
During the recent six-game winning streak vs. Miami, Allen has directed a Bills offense that is averaging 39 points per game, including a 56-26 trouncing of the Phins in the 2020 regular-season finale and a 35-0 shutout in Week 2. In that game, Allen threw for two touchdowns, Zack Moss added a pair of rushing touchdowns, and fellow backfield mate Devin Singletary rushed for 82 yards and a TD to fuel the offense.
Buffalo’s defense registered six sacks against Miami, forced two fumbles and had one interception. A.J. Epenesa delivered a punishing hit that knocked Tua Tagovailoa out of the game in the first quarter, adding injury to insult for the Dolphins.
While the Bills were on a bye in Week 7, Miami suffered a 30-28 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, falling on a last-second field goal by Younghoe Koo. Tagovailoa passed for 291 yards and set a new career mark with four passing touchdowns, but he also threw two interceptions that set up Falcons scores as Miami’s woes extended for another week.
The Bills have won six straight, eight of the last ten, and 13 of the last 17 vs. the Dolphins dating back to the 2013 season. Buffalo trails Miami 61-53-1 in the all-time series.
Buffalo is listed as a 14-point favorite. The Bills will be wearing their throwback uniforms—white jerseys with white pants and white helmet, complete with the red standing Buffalo. Here are all the ways to catch Sunday’s game from home:
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. EDT
Channel: The game will be carried on CBS on WIVB and CFTO in Buffalo, WROC in Rochester, WKTV, WTVH, and WBNG in Syracuse, WBNG in Binghamton, WBNG and WENY in Elmira, WKTV and WTVH in Utica, and WKTV in Albany. View the broadcast map.
Announcers: Andrew Catalon (play-by-play) and former Bill James Lofton (analyst).
Streaming: FuboTV and the Buffalo Bills app (especially helpful for those with Directv)
Location: Highmark Stadium | Orchard Park, NY
Radio: WGR 550 AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester), Fan 590 AM (Toronto), WKRL 100.9 FM and 106.5 FM (Syracuse), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.
Radio Play-by-Play: John Murphy and Eric Wood with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.
Online: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game Center
Line: Bills by 14
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Friday Injury Report
Buffalo Bills (Friday)
- Full participant: DT Justin Zimmer (foot).
- Did not practice: OT Spencer Brown (back), TE Dawson Knox (hand).
- Game status: Zimmer is questionable, Brown is doubtful, Knox is out.
Miami Dolphins (Friday)
- Full participant: CB Xavien Howard (shoulder/groin), CB Byron Jones (achilles/groin), LB Jaelan Phillips (ankle), LB Elandon Roberts (shoulder), QB Jacoby Brissett (hamstring), DT Zach Sieler (rib), QB Tua Tagovailoa (ribs).
- Limited participant: LB Jerome Baker (knee), CB Noah Igbinoghene (knee/ankle), S Brandon Jones (ankle), OL Greg Mancz (groin), WR DeVante Parker (shoulder/hamstring).
- Game status: Baker, Igbinoghene, Mancz, and Parker are all questionable.