The Miami Dolphins offense put on a show after putting up 70 points in Week 3.
What’s scary is that they might just be getting started, especially with Jaylen Waddle not suiting up in that game against the Denver Broncos.
However, a tough challenge awaits as the Dolphins face their division rivals, the Buffalo Bills, on the road in Week 4.
But even if Buffalo has one of the best defensive units in the NFL, ESPN NFL Nation reporter for the Dolphins Marcel Louis-Jacques sees one way the Dolphins can dominate the Bills.
“When you need to stop the Dolphins, the immediate reaction is you gotta stop the pass. Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, like they’re gonna want to air it out. Not so fast, they also lead the NFL in rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the Bills, dead last in yards per carry allowed,” Louis-Jacques said in his recent appearance on ESPN’s Around the Horn.
"[The Dolphins] also lead the NFL in rushing yards per game. Meanwhile the Bills, dead last in yards per carry allowed. That is a matchup that Miami will be looking to exploit."@Marcel_LJ doesn't think the Bills will be able to slow down the Dolphins' rushing or passing attack pic.twitter.com/QmM43pMJbf
— Around the Horn (@AroundtheHorn) September 29, 2023
Scoring 70 points again this season would likely be impossible for the Dolphins.
After all, there were only three 70-point games in league history before them.
But while they likely won’t reach that mark, can the Bills slow down their ground attack featuring Raheem Mostert and De’Von Achane?
The backfield tandem combined for 285 rushing yards and five touchdowns against the Broncos.
Meanwhile, the Bills rank 14th in rushing yards allowed per game at 110.7.
Buffalo does have an elite offense, with Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs leading the way, ranking second in points per game (30.3).
With the Dolphins having the firepower to match them in putting up points, perhaps establishing their ground game can limit Miami’s opportunities.
Shortening the game with the running game would be a good strategy, giving Buffalo a chance to succeed.NEXT: Joy Taylor Makes Bold Prediction About Tua Tagovailoa This Week