The Buffalo Bills (8-2) are back at home to take on the Miami Dolphins (3-7) in week 11 of the Buffalo Fanatics Madden Sim. After a dominating victory over the San Fransisco last week, the Bills are looking to improve their record to 9-2 on Sunday. Here are the keys to Sunday’s game.
Bring the heat
A key for a Buffalo victory will be to bring pressure and get after Tua Tagovailoa on Sunday. Tagovailoa has had a solid rookie season and has shown tremendous potential. However, he has nine interceptions in ten games this season. If the Bills can get to Tagovailoa, and force him into some tough throws, the Bills defense could get some key turnovers.
The Bills offensive line has been inconsistent this season. They’ve had some games where they have struggled to keep Josh Allen on his feet. This week they’ll be going against a very good pass rusher in Kyle Van Noy. The former Patriot has had a good amount of success with Brian Flores in year one. He has a team-high 6.5 sacks this season to go along with 41 total tackles. The offensive line needs to keep an eye on Van Noy at all times.
Dawson Knox could be key
A guy who has had a quietly nice season has been Dawson Knox. He’s proven to be a mismatch for most defenses and that should continue on Sunday. Knox is going up against a good linebacker in Jerome Baker who’s very athletic. With all the attention John Brown and Stefon Diggs will get, Knox could have a lot of one-on-one opportunities against Baker. Will he be able to capitalize?
Josh Allen vs. Miami
Josh Allen has been a nightmare for the Dolphins ever since he was drafted. He’s only lost to the Dolphins once and has dominated them over the years. Besides a Charles Clay dropped, game-winning touchdown, Allen has been flawless against the Dolphins. Could Sunday be different? It could, but Allen seems to always play his best ball against Miami.
It’s a rivalry game for the Bills. The Dolphins are a young team that will be ready for this game. However, at home against a team that Josh Allen is 4-1 against in the past three seasons, it hard to think the Dolphins will leave Western New York with a victory.
Prediction: Bills: 38 Dolphins: 21
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