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NFL Preview: Miami Dolphins (3-0) at Buffalo Bills (2-1)

STADIUM: Highmark Stadium
REFEREE: Adrian Hill

DATE: Sunday, October 1, 2023
GAME TIME:1:00 PM ET
CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson
SiriusXM (team name linked to SXM App) MIA: 134 or 385 BUF: 82 or 229

ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY: REG. SEASON: MIA leads series, 61-52-1 (BUF won 8 of past 9)

THE LAST TIME …REG. SEASON: 12/17/22: MIA 29 at BUF 32

HEAD COACHES NOTES:

Mike McDaniel vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 1-2 Reg. Season: 12-8 (.600) Postseason: 0-1

Sean McDermott vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 11-2 Reg. Season: 64-36 (.640) Postseason: 4-5 (.444)

MIAMI DOLPHINS NOTES:

  • DOLPHINS became 2nd team in NFL history with 700+ yards (726) of total offense & 4th team ever to score 70+ points (70) in a single game last week. Their 1,651 yards of offense are most-ever by a team through 1st 3 games.
  • QB TUA TAGOVAILOA completed 23 of 26 atts. (88.5 pct. – career-high as starter) for 309 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs with career-high 155.8 rating last week. Had 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 111.5 rating in 2 starts vs. Buf. last season. Aims for his 6th in row vs. division with 90+ rating. Leads NFL with 121.9 rating & ranks 2nd with 1,024 pass yards & 8 TD passes.
  • RB DE’VON ACHANE (rookie) had 233 scrimmage yards (203 rush, 30 rec.) & 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) last week, joining Billy Cannon (1961) as only players in NFL history with 200+ rush yards, 2 rush TDs & 2 rec. TDs in a single game.
  • RB RAHEEM MOSTERT had 142 scrimmage yards (82 rush, 60 rec.) & career-high 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.). Achane & Mostert became 2nd pair of teammates ever each with 4+ TDs in same game. Mostert is 1 of 2 with rush TD in each of 1st 3 games of season. Aims for 3rd in row with 125+ scrimmage yards. Leads NFL with 7 scrimmage TDs & 6 rush TDs.
  • WR TYREEK HILL had 9 catches for 157 yards & TD last week. Is 1 of 2 in NFL with rec. TD in each of 1st 3 weeks & is 1 of 2 with 150+ rec. yards in 2 games this season. Had rec. TD in last meeting.
  • CB XAVIEN HOWARD has PD in 4 of his past 5 vs. Buf.
  • S JEVON HOLLAND had 8 tackles, PD & career-high 2 FFs last week & is 1 of 4 players this season with 2 FFs in a game.
  • LB BRADLEY CHUBB has TFL in 2 of 3 games this season.
  • LB ANDREW VAN GINKEL had 3rd-career FR last in Week 3.
  • DE EMMANUEL OGBAH had sack & 1st-career INT last week.

BUFFALO BILLS NOTES:

  • BILLS became 1st team since 1985 with 9 sacks & 4 INTs in a single game last week.
  • QB JOSH ALLEN had 264 yards (218 pass, 46 rush) & 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) last week, his 26th-career game with both pass & rush TD, most in NFL since 2018 & 4th-most in NFL history. Has 2+ TD passes in each of 11 career starts vs. Mia., incl. playoffs. Has 953 pass yards (317.7 per game) & 9 TDs (8 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs with 103 rating in his past 3 reg. season starts vs. Mia.
  • RB JAMES COOK aims for 3rd in row with 110+ scrimmage yards. Had TD catch in last meeting. Ranks 2nd among RBs with 334 scrimmage yards & 3rd with 267 rush yards this season.
  • RB LATAVIUS MURRAY aims for 3rd in row with rush TD.
  • WR STEFON DIGGS led team with 8 catches for season-high 111 rec. yards last week. Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of 3 games this season & is 1 of 4 in NFL with 7+ catches in 3 games. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Mia. with 5+ catches. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with 100+ rec. yards & TD catch.
  • WR GABE DAVIS aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD.
  • TE DAWSON KNOX had 6 catches for 98 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for his 5th in row at home with rec. TD. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 vs. Mia & 3 of past 4 vs. divison.
  • CB TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE had 1st INT of season last week. Had 3 PD in last meeting & has 8 PD in his past 4 vs. Mia.
  • S MICAH HYDE had 1st INT of season in Week 3.
  • LB TERREL BERNARD had 7 tackles, 1st 2 career sacks, 1stcareer FR & INT last week, becoming 1st player this season with 2 sacks & INT in a game. Aims for 3rd in row with INT.
  • DTs DAQUAN JONES & ED OLIVER each had 1.5 sacks last week. Oliver aims for 4th in row with TFL, Jones aims for 3rd in row.
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