Bills at Dolphins
MDS’s take: Could the Dolphins really make it a three-game winning streak? I don’t think so.
MDS’s pick: Bills 20, Dolphins 10.
Florio’s take: The correction continues, for both teams.
Florio’s pick: Dolphins 23, Bills 20.
What to watch for: Frank Gore is 73 yards from passing Barry Sanders for third on the all-time rushing list. Dolphins coach Brian Flores -- who played against Gore in college -- has made it known that a top priority is stopping Gore, Devin Singletary, quarterback Josh Allen and the Bills' 12th-ranked run offense from going wild on their defense. -- Cameron Wolfe
Bold prediction: This Bills' offense finally comes to life, as Allen completes his first pass that travels 30-plus yards and Singletary racks up more than 100 total yards. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques
Louis-Jacques' pick: Bills 31, Dolphins 14
Wolfe's pick: Bills 23, Dolphins 17
The Dolphins have won two straight, while the Bills have lost two of their last three games. Buffalo is also on the road for a second straight week. I think Miami continues to play well here against a team that doesn't score all that much. Miami will win another.
Pick: Dolphins 17, Bills 13
Pick: Buffalo Bills -6
Buffalo won the first regular season meeting between these two clubs after outscoring the Dolphins, 22-7, in the fourth quarter. And this time around, Miami will be without two players who played key roles in keeping that first game relatively close.
Running back Mark Walton is out of the lineup due to a suspension for violating the NFL’s conduct and substance abuse policy and undrafted rookie wide receiver Preston Williams went on injured reserve last week after tearing his ACL against the Jets two weeks ago. Not great news for a Dolphins offense that is scoring 1.2 points per drive, the third-worst rate in the NFL.
Buffalo is good at taking care of weak opponents, but ex-Bill Ryan Fitzpatrick has led Miami to two straight wins after scaring his former team on the road three weeks ago. Josh Allen will make a few more plays than Fitzmagic this time to save the day.
Pick: Bills win 20-17 but fail to cover the spread.