After the opening week of the NFL season, the AFC East has a bit of an upside-down feel to it.
NFL training camps are beginning to wrap up as teams continue making their way through the preseason. It’s a time for players and coaches to sharpen their skills in preparation for the upcoming season. It’s also a time for fans to keep track of which players they may want to draft in their fantasy football leagues and which players they want to avoid.
Defensive tackle Kyle Williams and the blitzing Buffalo Bills put a big dent in the Miami Dolphins’ playoff chances.
The Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills reported a total of 16 players in their mid-week injury reports. However, EJ Manuel’s absence is the most significant development in both teams’ preparations for their Week 16 showdown at Orchard Park.
With an opportunity to sweep the 2013 NFL season series, the Buffalo Bills try and spoil the Miami Dolphins’ playoff momentum in pivotal AFC East clash at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
With a matchup against the AFC East leading New England Patriots (5-1) slated for Week 8, the Miami Dolphins (3-2) would be wise not to take the Buffalo Bills (2-4) lightly, even without the services of rookie sensation, E.J. Manuel under center.
The Bills will be without veteran running back Fred Jackson on Thursday night while the Dolphins don’t have any significant injuries which could impact the outcome of the game.
The Dolphins set up two touchdowns with interceptions and mounted a goal-line stand as their improbable midseason surge gained momentum Sunday when they drubbed Buffalo 35-8. Matt Moore threw for three scores.
Miami Dolphins fans haven’t been able to say this in a long time, but the team is threatening to go on a bonafide winning streak heading into this weekend’s game against the Buffalo Bills.