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Buffalo Bills Look for First Division Win Against Miami Dolphins in Thursday Night Showdown

November 15th, 2012 at 11:27 AM
By Anthony Custode Jr

This season has been frustrating to say the least for Buffalo fans, but still the atmosphere around the area is filled with excitement as the Bills are set to take on the Miami Dolphins in a nationally televised game tonight.

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Buffalo has yet to win a division game this season, currently sitting at 0-3 after last week's heartbreaking loss to the New England Patriots. However, there is good reason to believe the Bills can beat Miami tonight, even though the Dolphins are a surprise team this season.

The Bills currently sit at 3-6, but have showed vast improvement on the offensive side of the ball in the last few weeks. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick shredded New England's defense last week until the final play of the game, where his pass was intercepted after TJ Graham admitted to running the route wrong on the play. Miami has also given up 541 rushing yards in their last four games, giving the Bills confidence that CJ Spiller will be able to effective in keeping Miami off balance.

Buffalo will need to tighten up defensively in order to earn a win against Miami tonight. Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill has surprised the league, throwing for just under 2,000 yards already. Add that with the effectiveness of Reggie Bush, who has 555 yards on the ground this year and the fact that Buffalo's defense has been shaky at best, and you get a matchup that could be lethal for Buffalo.

A side note to tonight's contest; there is no love lost between these two rivals and that was proven earlier in the week after Bush made derogatory comments about Buffalo women. Fans attending the game are expected to let Bush know how they feel about him, most likely every time he touches the ball.

Kickoff for tonight's primetime game is scheduled for 8:20 and will be aired on the NFL Network.

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