Fast facts, odds, injury report and key info for Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills – The Denver Post


DOLPHINS (2-0) vs. BILLS (2-0)

Kickoff: 1 p.m., Sunday, Hard Rock Stadium

TV: CBS (Chs. 4 in Miami-Dade, Broward; 12 in Palm Beach); RADIO: WQAM (560 AM), KISS (99.9 FM), WQBA (1140 AM, Spanish)

Coaches: The Dolphins’ Mike McDaniel is 2-0 in his first season as a head coach; Sean McDermott, including playoffs, is 54-36 in his sixth head coaching season overall and leading the Bills.

Series: The Dolphins lead the all-time series with the Bills, 61-54-1, including playoffs, but Buffalo has won the last seven meetings and nine of the last 10 between the AFC East rivals.

Weather: 87 degrees, 63 percent humidity, 22 percent chance of precipitation.

Line: The Dolphins are a 5 1/2-point underdog; the over/under is 53.

Injuries: Dolphins —Out: TE Cethan Carter (concussion); TE Hunter Long (ankle); Questionable: OT Terron Armstead (toe), CB Xavien Howard (groin), DT Raekwon Davis (knee), WR Cedrick Wilson Jr. (ribs/toe); Reserve/PUP: CB Byron Jones (lower leg); Injured reserve: OT Austin Jackson (ankle), CB Trill Williams (knee), TE Adam Shaheen (knee), S Clayton Fejedelem, LB Calvin Munson, FB John Lovett; Bills — Out: S Micah Hyde (neck), CB Dane Jackson (neck), DT Ed Oliver (ankle), DT Jordan Phillips (hamstring); Questionable: S Jordan Poyer (foot), WR Gabe Davis (ankle), TE Dawson Knox (foot), DT Tim Settle (calf), C Mitch Morse (elbow); Reserve/PUP: CB Tre’Davious White; Injured reserve: WR Marquez Stevenson.

Noteworthy: Sunday’s Dolphins-Bills pairing is the only matchup between two 2-0 teams on the NFL’s Week 3 slate. …

While Buffalo has won seven consecutive games in the rivalry with Miami, the Dolphins take a seven-game home winning streak into Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. A win would create Miami’s longest home win streak since a 10-game stretch from Dec. 17, 1984 to Sept. 14, 1986. …

The Dolphins offense, under new coach Mike McDaniel, comes in red hot after quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw for 469 yards and six touchdowns — four in the fourth quarter — to lead a comeback from down 21 points in the final period to win 42-38 in Baltimore. Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle combined for 22 receptions, 361 yards and four receiving touchdowns in the thriller. …

The Bills have defeated their first two opponents — the defending Super Bowl-champion Los Angeles Rams and last year’s top seed in the AFC, the Tennessee Titans — by a combined 55 points. …

Given Buffalo’s injuries in the secondary, added opportunities are expected for South Florida locals in cornerback Kaiir Elam (UF, The Benjamin School) and safety Jaquan Johnson (UM, Miami Killian High). The Bills also have running backs Devin Singletary (FAU, American Heritage-Delray), James Cook (Miami Central) and Zack Moss (Hallandale High), defensive end Greg Rousseau (UM, Hialeah Champagnat Catholic), wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie (American Heritage) and offensive lineman Bobby Hart (St. Thomas Aquinas) on the roster and running back Duke Johnson (UM, Miami Norland High) on the practice squad. Hart is suspended for Sunday’s game.



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