You could make a case that the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins were the two most impressive teams in Week 3. After all, these two sides combined for 107 points against the 23 points their opponents put on the board. Out of the 107 combined points, however, Miami accounted for 70 of them — a feat that has not been seen in the NFL for nearly six decades.
This is exactly why Bills head coach Sean McDermott is being wary ahead of their rivalry showdown against the Dolphins on Sunday.
Buffalo Bills Coach Sounds Off on Dolphins Matchup
McDermott is by no means ignoring the fact that Miami just dropped a record-breaking 70 points in Week 3. The Dolphins are the hottest team in the NFL right now, and Buffalo’s defense will definitely be put to the test on Sunday.
“It gets shorter and shorter or smaller and smaller, that window, right? And in particular, when you got a team that put up 70 points, I don’t think I’ve seen that in my NFL career the entire time. So they’re very explosive,” McDermott said, via Alec White of the team website.
McDermott also took note of how Miami’s offense has evolved into one of the best in the league. In fact, according to the numbers, the Dolphins’ offense currently ranks No. 1 in the entire NFL.
“It seems like they added to it this offseason, right?,” McDermott noted. “So, very good skill. Tua is throwing the ball extremely well. And their schematics are almost revolutionary in what they do. Coach (Mike) McDaniel is very creative and does a lot of things to get you out of position on defense.”
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Preparing for the Dolphins is obviously no easy task. This is the exact challenge McDermott and his players face right now as they head to the battlefield against the top team in the AFC East.
“We’ll start with the fundamentals. We need to get better with some of our fundamentals. I think that’s got to be a point of emphasis,” McDermott said.
Defense will obviously be key for Buffalo on Sunday. After all, they don’t want to allow Miami to score another 70 points for the second week in a row. Assistant coach Eric Washington stated that the team will rely on the likes of Jordan Poyer, Micah Hyde, and Tre’Davious White to carry them against a relentless Miami offense:
“We’ll count on our veteran players, their experience,” said Washington. “And we’ll also count on the younger players really being in tune and doing a lot of work on their own in addition to doing the research and the study that we will do as a coaching staff.”
This should be a good one.