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.
The Miami Dolphins are two wins away from making the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and their next opponent, the Buffalo Bills, will feature a quarterback trying to recover from a knee injury.
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 AFC East has been simply known as Tom Brady’s playground. A new defensive scheme installed by Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine will help defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and his teammates prove to everyone that they won’t be pushed around anymore.
The Dolphins may struggle against the Bills this weekend, as they could be without their best receiver and will definitely be playing without their star kicker on Sunday.
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.