Miami Dolphins: 4 bold predictions for Week 2 vs. Bills
The Miami Dolphins face the Buffalo Bills in their second consecutive AFC East divisional matchup. This is a huge opportunity for Miami to take an early lead in the playoff race. However, it won’t be a walk in the park.
This Dolphins-Bills game should come down to the wire.
It’s time to continue our NFL predictions series with a Dolphins Week 2 prediction.
The front office has built a solid defense in Miami, which should give this team a fighting chance every week. With a decent front seven and a strong secondary, we could see the Dolphins bother Josh Allen and the Bills just enough to secure a win.
To do that, the offense will need to be on point. Mike Gesicki went missing in Week 1, but he’s primed for a bounce-back performance. Additionally, Myles Gaskin has the tools to provide a consistent run game out of the backfield. This game should be close throughout, giving Tua Tagovailoa a chance to shine on Sunday. With that said, here are four bold Dolphins Week 2 predictions versus the Bills.
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Dolphins Week 2 Predictions
4. Dolphins defense wreaks havoc against the Bills
We watched Buffalo struggle against a stout Pittsburgh Steelers defense. If Miami does its homework, it can take the blueprint the Steelers left behind and use it to their advantage. The Dolphins don’t have a great pass rush, but their secondary is one of the best in the NFL. Look for Miami to attempt to take the pass away and force the Bills to run the ball.
3. Mike Gesicki has a bounce-back performance
He virtually disappeared in the season opener, but Mike Gesicki is in line to play a major role this Sunday. With the recent news of Will Fuller being ruled out for Week 2 for personal reasons, the Dolphins must search elsewhere for their WR2. Gesicki is a big-bodied tight end who could turn into Tua Tagovailoa’s favorite target in the red zone. Keep an eye on Mike Gesicki, who could be in for a big game.
2. Myles Gaskin provides consistency in the backfield
Being able to run the ball in the NFL is essential for success. Myles Gaskin had nine rush attempts in Week 1, but he gained 49 yards, averaging 5.4 yards per carry. That’s not a bad showing for someone receiving limited work. The Dolphins might plan to control the clock in this one. If that’s the case, Myles Gaskin should be playing a featured role to help his team secure the victory.
1. Tua Tagovailoa throws a game-winning TD pass
Divisional matchups tend to be close games. This Dolphins-Bills matchup possibly contains the top two teams in the AFC East, competing against each other. It has the makings of a back and forth battle, with the winner being the team which has possession in the final minute. With Tua Tagovailoa still needing to prove himself as a franchise quarterback, this is a great opportunity for him to win over the fan base.
If the Dolphins have possession near the end of the game, look for Tagovailoa to throw the game-winner, keeping Miami undefeated.