The Miami Dolphins barely snuck into the playoffs.
It took an 11-6 victory over the New York Jets for the Dolphins to end a five-game losing streak and get into the playoffs with a 9-8 record despite an 8-3 record to begin the season.
The Dolphins will have their hands full against the Buffalo Bills this weekend on the road, and things only got worse when the weather forecast came out.
Well, the Dolphins have lost nine straight games when they play outdoors in lower than 40 degrees.
Dolphins past 9 outdoor games below 40 degrees
2022 at BUF L by 3
2022 at SF L by 16
2020 at BUF L by 30
2019 at CLE L by 17
2018 at BUF L by 25
2018 at GB L by 19
2017 at KC L by 16
2017 at BUF L by 8
2016 at PIT L by 18 pic.twitter.com/m7oCb7sM2g
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) January 10, 2023
That is not an encouraging update for Miami, and Buffalo should be frigid on Sunday afternoon.
To make things a little more positive for Miami, they did beat Buffalo, 21-19, back in September.
The Bills got the better of Miami the last time out with a 32-29 win in Buffalo as Tyler Bass kicked a game-winning 25-yard field goal.
On top of the weather potentially causing problems for Miami, they might not have running back Raheem Mostert available after he suffered an injury against the Jets.
The status of QB Tua Tagovailoa remains up in the air after he missed the last two games with a concussion, although it would be surprising if he wasn’t starting for the Dolphins.
The Bills are hot, the Dolphins are injured and tending in the wrong direction, and the weather will most likely play a major role in this game.
The Dolphins face the Bills on Sunday afternoon, and Mike McDaniel’s first season as head coach might end against the AFC East division rival.