|Why To Watch|
Buffalo wants to hand the ball off to RB Willis McGahee early and often in an effort to win the time of possession battle and take some pressure of QB J.P. Losman on the road. The good news for Bills fans is the explosive McGahee will be working against a Miami run defense that has given up ten runs of twenty yards or longer this year. However, consistently picking up three-to-four yards per carry is far more important than breaking the occasional long run, and that will prove difficult.
Buffalo's defense has the unenviable challenge of trying to slow RBs Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown down while dealing with key personnel issues. That could prove too much to overcome, but a Dolphins offense that has committed too many penalties at times and had problems protecting the football can bail the Bills defense out. If Miami has to rely on QB Gus Frerotte's arm, whether it's because of long down-and-distance situations or falling behind early, its chances of winning this game greatly decrease.