DOLPHINS, BILLS ON COLLISION COURSE: Fresh off one of the most prolific offensive performances in NFL history, MIAMI (3-0) is seeking its first 4-0 start since 1995. Standing in the way is one of the league’s most complete teams, BUFFALO (2-1), and the NFL’s toughest place to win, Highmark Stadium. Since 2020, the Bills own the NFL’s best home record (25-6, .806), including the postseason.
- Sunday’s game (1:00 PM ET, CBS) is only the third time in the last 37 seasons (1987-2023) that two teams will face off the week after each won by 34-or-more points (Kansas City topped Denver, 30-23, in Week 8, 2018; Pittsburgh defeated Cincinnati, 33-20, in Week 14, 2015).
- Miami (43.3 points per game) and Buffalo (30.3) are the NFL’s top two teams in scoring this season. The Dolphins’ 130 points are the second most by a team in its first three games of a season in NFL history, trailing only the 1968 DALLAS COWBOYS (132).
- When the Dolphins have the ball on Sunday, the NFL’s top offense (550.3 yards per game) will face the league’s No. 2 defense (Buffalo has allowed just 253.0 yards per game). Miami’s 1,651 yards of total offense are the most by a team in its first three games of a season in NFL history.
- Since the Bills selected quarterback JOSH ALLEN seventh overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, Buffalo is 9-2 against Miami, including the postseason, having won nine of its last 10 against the Dolphins. Allen has started each of those 11 games and completed 250 of 395 attempts (63.3 percent) for 3,036 yards and 30 touchdowns with seven interceptions for a 104.8 rating.
- Since the Dolphins hired MIKE MCDANIEL as head coach prior to the 2022 season, quarterback TUA TAGOVAILOA leads the NFL in passer rating (108.8). Last week, the Dolphins recorded 726 total yards of offense and became the fourth team in NFL history, including the postseason, to reach 70 points in a game, the first in 57 years. Miami is the second team in NFL history, including the postseason, to record 700 yards of total offense in a game, joining the LOS ANGELES RAMS (735), Sept. 28, 1951.
- Dolphins running back RAHEEM MOSTERT leads the NFL in 2023 with six rushing touchdowns, while wide receiver TYREEK HILL ranks first with four touchdown receptions.
- This year, the Bills lead NFL with nine takeaways and seven interceptions. They’re also tied for second in the league with 12 sacks. Last week, Buffalo became the first team with nine sacks and four interceptions in a game since the Cowboys on Sept. 29, 1985.
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