The Miami Dolphins are 2-0 for the season, a mark few people thought they could reach.
However, even after a great comeback win in their last game, many still doubt the Dolphins are contenders.
But the negative press hasn’t stopped this team from believing in themselves.
Players like Tyreek Hill are building up the hype in Miami over this team.
While there’s hype from the players, the pundants aren’t quite sold on the Dolphins yet.
With the Dolphins facing the Buffalo Bills in week three, could they be considered contenders with a win over them?
With Bills As Super Bowl Favorites, The Dolphins Are Instant Contenders With A Win Over Them
To be the best team in the NFL, you must defeat the best teams.
The Bills are clearly seen as the best NFL team this season, as they are Super Bowl favorites.
However, if the Dolphins can defeat this great Bills defense, and hold off their offense, they become instant contenders.
It will prove there’s more to the talk of Hill than him hyping his QB.
Tyreek Hill is hype about Tua 🚀🙌 pic.twitter.com/bWtIHJmdkz
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) May 24, 2022
The wide receiver is all-in on his QB and is telling everyone how great his QB is this season.
But is the hype enough to help them pull off a win against a Bills team they haven’t defeated since 2018?
Tua Has Proven This Season He Can Lead The Dolphins Offense
While some question Tua Tagovailoa‘s ability to lead in Miami, he’s proving he can lead the Dolphins offense.
A 21-point comeback victory against the Baltimore Ravens proves the hype is real.
That victory helped him secure the number one spot among NFL QBs this season after two games.
This weekend’s #NFL Big Number:
Yards thrown by #Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa, to lead all @NFL passers through 2 games. Last year it took Tua til 12:17 left in 4thQ of 4th start to amass that many yards, and as a rookie in 2020 until 9:43 left in 3rdQ of 5th start. #Bills
— John Kryk (@JohnKryk) September 24, 2022
However, it’s how he was cool under the pressure of the Baltimore crowd to score six touchdowns during the game.
There’s no doubt he’s showing this season is his season of growth and leadership.
It’s also clear that Hill’s hype is pushing the young QB to a new level of stardom, as he’s setting NFL records in 2022.
But can the Dolphins defense help their QB in a critical division game?
Dolphins Defense Needs Better Consistency To Hold Off Bills
While Tua led a comeback, the Dolphins shutdown the Ravens offense in the fourth quarter.
However, the Dolphins can’t afford to let the Bills get a 21-point lead over them on Sunday.
The Bills defense is unforgiving, and won’t allow the Dolphins to stage a similar comeback against them.
This means the Dolphins defense must hold the entire game.
They can’t show up only in the fourth quarter, as it will be too late for them to win against a tough Bills team.
While the task is tough, they can accomplish this feat.
But it requires that Dolphins defense to pick up from where they left off in Baltimore.
Doing this can help them secure a win and become postseason contenders in 2022.