When the Buffalo Bills host the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium this Sunday, they'll be aiming not only to end a two-game losing streak overall, but a three-game skid at their home field.
Buffalo pasted Indianapolis in Orchard Park in Week 1, but in the three games since, the reverse has been true. The undefeated New England Patriots opened up a 37-13 lead in what was ultimately a 40-32 victory in Week 2; the New York Giants took a 16-3 lead and cruised to a 24-10 win; and the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals used a dominant third quarter to take a 34-14 lead that ultimately ended in a 34-21 final score.
The Bills have lost three straight games in Orchard Park for the first time since the 2011 season, a year that they began with a 5-2 stretch, only to finish 7-9. They dropped games to the Jets (27-11, Week 9), Tennessee (23-17, Week 13), and Miami (30-23, Week 15) in that stretch.
If the Bills can't end their home losing streak against a Miami organization that has lost three straight games in Buffalo, it'll be their first four-game home skid since 2008, when the Bills were led by Dick Jauron, Trent Edwards, and J.P. Losman and lost consecutive home games to the Jets (26-17, Week 9), Cleveland (29-27, Week 11 on Sunday Night Football), San Francisco (10-3, Week 13), and New England (13-0, Week 17).