The Miami Dolphins are in familiar territory. For the fifth straight year, they are one of the teams on the outside looking in terms of the AFC playoff picture with only a few games remaining.
However, this time its different. The Dolphins aren't holding out hope for a miracle to happen while not only needing to win out but also hoping that the teams in front of them lose out. This time, the Miami Dolphins control their own fate.
At 8-6, the Dolphins are in search of their first winning season and first playoff berth since they won the AFC East in 2008. There are several complicated scenarios that can play out in order for Miami's drought to come to an end, or they can clinch a spot the easy way and beat two of their division rivals, the Bills and Jets.
This week's matchup against the 5-9 Bills in Buffalo does not look like a favourable one, at least on paper. The Bills lead the NFL with 49 sacks through 14 games while the Dolphins main weakness this season has been protecting Ryan Tannehill who has been sacked a league leading 51 times. While the offensive line has shown improvement since the first time these teams met in 2013, the Bills defensive line still has a clear advantage in this matchup. The outcome of the game could very well be decided by the outcome in the trenches.no comments