Heading into their October 8th match-up across the pond with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Buffalo Bills were rolling. After stomping the high-flying Miami Dolphins by four touchdowns prior to their bye week, head coach Sean McDermott had his team poised to dominate most any opponent, except the city of London.
As the NFL approaches Week 9 of the 2023 season, the Buffalo Bills are facing the second half of their regular season without a number of key players. Currently, the Bills have 10 players on the Injured Reserved list. One stat will certainly tell you how important these injury losses are.
Ryan Fitzpatrick played 17 seasons in the NFL, mostly as a back-up quarterback. Say what you want about the bearded journeyman QB, but you have to be pretty good to stick around for 17 years in the NFL. And, for every shortcoming Fitzpatrick had as a field general, he made up for as an entertainer.
As we like to say on 'The Drive with Charlie & Dan', the shiny penny gets all of the attention. The Dolphins are fun. They play in Miami, a city where the weather is hot and the people can be flashy. Things that flash get attention.
The 2023 Miami Dolphins are very good. Any NFL team that can put 70 points on an opposing defense, is something to be reckoned with. However, the Dolphins have their toughest test of the young season on Sunday, the perennial AFC East champion, Buffalo Bills, who some critics seem to forget these days.