5. 716 hits the 305
By now, it’s common to see Bills fans loyally flocking to opposing cities to support Buffalo on the road. A sight for sore eyes, nonetheless, it’s also exciting when former Bills players join in on the fun. This weekend, Bills Legends, including 90s teammates Darryl Talley, Steve Christie, Cornelius Bennett and Dwight Drane, will be on the scene to spend quality time with one another and to represent the Bills as they look for a win against a division rival. Local Bills Backers will also be out in full force to cheer on the team. Check out the area chapters by visiting here.
As the Bills prepare to play on the road against the Miami Dolphins, scroll through to view photos from previous matchups between the two opponents.
*4. Sand, palms & a pair of roots *
The 6-3 Bills are heading south to Miami this weekend for another rendezvous with the ‘Fins. An important matchup for the Bills, who are looking to continue stacking conference wins, the game is extra meaningful for a handful of players with connections to South Florida, including running backs Frank Gore and Devin Singletary. For Gore, the trip marks his first time playing on Miami’s turf since he was wearing a Dolphins uniform. It’s also a homecoming.
A native of Coral Gables, located just southwest of the city, Gore made a name for himself in high school and during his time at the University of Miami. Now, with 15 years in the NFL under his belt, Gore is passing the proverbial torch to his son, Frank Gore Jr. Over the summer, the ball carrier, who attends Miami Killian Senior High School, announced his commitment to play for Florida Atlantic University – a place that Buffalo’s rookie running back knows well. A FAU product, Singletary grew up in Deerfield Beach, less than a mile from the 305.
3. Phillips fishing for sacks
Jordan Phillips, Bills defensive tackle and certified on-field hype man, is having the best season of his five-year career. Like Gore, he came to Buffalo from Miami, where he was drafted in 2015. After moving on to colder pastures, Phillips has found success in key areas. Tied with Aaron Donald and Nicholas Williams for second in the NFL for sacks made at the DT position, Phillips is just getting started.
2. The “Fitzmagic” antidote
Not only are many Bills familiar with the Sunshine State, the team is no stranger to the Dolphins personnel – especially signal caller, Ryan Fitzpatrick. Remembered by Bills fans for the time he spent on Buffalo’s roster, Fitzpatrick, who also had a stint with the Jets, has kept in close quarters. Meeting yet again, the Bills ‘D’ has the tools in place to conjure up a spell or two to for “Fitzmagic,” who led the Dolphins to consecutive wins in Weeks 9-10.
A critical ingredient in the pass defense recipe is cornerback Tre’Davious White. In only his third season in the NFL, the LSU product has dominated – and danced – all over the field. Since 2017, White has managed a league-high 12 second half takeaways and is currently third in limiting QB passer ratings. Making waves, White played a big role in Buffalo’ 31-21 win over Miami one month ago – a performance that earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
1. Warning: Snow band coming
The forecast may be calling for sunny skies in Miami on Sunday, but the Bills fully intend to bring the chill with them. Presented with an opportunity to right the ship, and sweep the Dolphins in the process, Buffalo is banding together to get the job done. With a victory, the Bills will advance to 7-3, marking the team’s best record through 10 games since 1999.