Home Field Advantage:
The Miami Dolphins are aiming for their first 4-0 start since 1995.
The Buffalo Bills have a strong home record at Highmark Stadium, making it a tough place for opponents to win.
2. Miami's Explosive Offense:
Miami's offense, led by quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and star wide receiver Tyreek Hill, poses a significant challenge for the Bills' defense.
Buffalo's defense, on the other hand, boasts the third-best pass defense and leads the league in sacks and interceptions.
3. Effective Use of Play Action:
The Bills have been highly successful in using play-action passes, ranking as the best play-action pass offense in the league.
Positive plays off play-action have enabled the Bills to sustain long scoring drives and control time of possession.
4. Miami's Defensive Philosophy:
Miami's new defensive coordinator, Vic Fangio, employs a different philosophy, aiming to keep plays in front of the defense.
Miami's defense aims to gain possessions for their explosive offense through takeaways.
The Bills have increased their use of two-tight end sets (12 personnel) significantly this season, making up 45% of their offensive plays.
This change in personnel groupings has proven efficient for Buffalo's offense.