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The Bills remain favorites for a third consecutive title in the highly competitive AFC East, but they still have a lot of work to do. They are currently winless in the division (0-2) and the MVP-caliber quarterback is battling an elbow injury.
But without the doomsday news about Josh Allen’s long absence, the Bills, still half a game behind the Jets and Dolphins, have the talent, coaching, and leadership to hold on to the top of the division and win the first round. You might get a bye. But it’s not easy. The AFC has almost twice as many championship teams as the NFC (9 to 5), and Bills’ division is the only NFL division with all four teams above .500. Several AFC East matchups were considered for this list, including the Jets’ game in Week 14 in Buffalo and the season finale in Miami. has too many question marks on their offense and has the potential to derail them once and for all.
Dolphins have no such problem.
Miami, on a three-game winning streak, went 6-1 this season when Tua Tagovailoa started, and Tagovailoa was sidelined in the second quarter with a concussion against the Bengals in Week 4. The third-year pro has more passing yards per attempt (9.2) in 2022 thanks to good decision-making, Mike McDaniel’s planning and, of course, one of the most prolific receiving duos of all time. and passer rating (115.9) he leads the NFL. ever seen Tyreke Hill and Jaylen Waddle have been exceptional throughout the first half of the campaign, accumulating the most receiving yards for a teammate tandem in his first nine games of the season during the Super Bowl era.
Few teams can match Miami’s offensive prowess, but Buffalo is definitely one of them. The Bills pairing of Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs is as good in the NFL as he is in a QB-WR combo, with Allen leading the NFL in offensive touchdowns (23) and Diggs scoring (7). ) tied for first place in the league. But where the Bills can score as quickly and consistently as they can is a defensive and home field advantage that could be their greatest asset against Miami. Buffalo boasts the best total defensive EPA at home (237.32) since Sean McDermott arrived in his 2017 season and is tied for fifth best home win percentage (.682).
The Dolphins held serve against the Bills in Week 3 and are already in first place in this division battle.