1. Will the size of the Miami receivers cause problems for Buffalo's secondary?
Dolphins receivers Devante Parker and Preston Williams had a combined six catches for 88 yards last week against a tough New England defense, and this week their jobs don't get any easier. They will likely see Tre'Davious and Levi Wallace for a good portion of the game today, and that's not a fun day for any receiver. Wallace talked about what he and this defense have to do to contain them throughout the game.
"They're two really good receivers," Wallace stated. "Two big-bodied receivers who make a lot of good, contested catches. So, it's our job on the outside to play as best as we can and execute with the 50/50 balls, and that's what it's going to come down to. We have to do our job, it's not just the matchup between me and Tre'Davious versus them two, its everyone. Against the run, and they have Mike Gesicki as a tight end, he's a big physical threat as well. So, everyone has to do their 1/11th and execute and we should have good success."
2. Offense earns praise from this defensive leader
Jordan Poyer was on The Jim Rome Show on Friday and he gave some praise to the Bills offense. Poyer knows how much work these guys have put into making themselves better and says it's cool to see the offense develop.
"I'm impressed but I'm not surprised," Poyer explained. "Those guys are working really hard to perfect their craft. Obviously without the offseason, learning the timing had to get pushed a little bit faster, but these guys worked even harder. Josh in his third year is taking command of the offense, and you can tell he has a lot more control of himself and with the play-calling. It's fun to watch and it's fun to get better, going against that offense every day, because they have some weapons over there. You have Diggs, Knox, Allen, Brown, [Singletary], and Josh can make plays with his legs but can also throw it a mile. They make us better; we make them better and it's cool to see that offense develop."
3. Next man up
On Friday, Sean McDermott announced that starters Matt Milano (Hamstring) and Tremaine Edmunds (Shoulder) were going to be out for today's game. The Bills did elevate linebackers Andre Smith and Deon Lacey for more depth at the position. Second-year defensive end Darryl Johnson talked about how everyone on the defense must step up their game.
"Matt and Tremaine are basically the quarterbacks of the defense," Johnson said. "We have guys that I believe in, with [Tyrel Dodson], he's a young guy but he works his butt off every day and does everything that the coaches ask him. Then we got A.J. Klein, he's a veteran so he's been through these situations. We aren't in too panicked because like you said next man up. As far as the defensive line goes, we have to be on our A-game this week and really get after the quarterback."