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Sunday Night Football: Bills could claim AFC East with a win

Miami vs Buffalo could be one of the biggest games of the week, as the winner will take the AFC East title

Miami Dolphins v Buffalo Bills Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

The NFL regular season concludes with a huge primetime matchup between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills. It’s an odd scenario for Buffalo who face a scenario where they either win the AFC East or drop to the 7th seed. The Bills have not played like a top-echelon team most of the season, but have gotten really hot as of late, coming into the matchup with Miami on a four-game win streak.

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Bills are currently slightly favored over the Dolphins for this one. We have been using Tallysight to get our picks in each week, so sign up at Tallysight for submitting your own bets.

Miami started the season as one of the most high-powered offenses in the league, but a slew of injuries has halted their early success, and a 56-19 thumping by the Baltimore Ravens last week certainly did not help the situation. The Dolphins list of injured players include star pass rusher Bradley Chubb, who tore his ACL last week, wide receiver Tyreek Hill (ankle/personal), cornerback Xavien Howard (foot), running back Raheem Mostert (knee/ankle), wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle), left tackle Terron Armstead (knee/ankle/back), running back De’Von Achane (toe/ribs), and most of their linebacking core.

Cornerback Jalen Ramsey and QB Tua Tagovailoa had also been dealing with nagging injuries, but both were able to fully participate in practice on Thursday. While this doesn’t look great for Miami, the Buffalo Bills have been so hot and cold this season, I find it hard to trust them going into a crucial game.

Call me crazy, but I just don’t think Miami head coach Mike McDaniel will allow his team to lose their grasp of the AFC East top spot that they have maintained control of all season long. Somehow, I think the Dolphins pull out the victory and cover the spread to win the division title. I am also taking the under in this one, because the only way Miami wins is if they can keep QB Josh Allen in check.