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Pregame primer: Bills vs. Dolphins (plus five things I'm looking for)

A pair of AFC East teams could really use a victory Sunday afternoon.

The 1-1 Buffalo Bills meet the 1-1 Miami Dolphins at 4:25 p.m. in Sun Life Stadium. Here are all the details you need to know for the game, plus five things I'll be looking for:

• TV: Ch. 4. Announcers: Spero Dedes (play by play), Solomon Wilcots (color analyst).

• Radio: Bills Radio Network. Buffalo-WGR 550 AM; Toronto-Fan 590 AM; Rochester-WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM; Syracuse-WTKW 99.5 FM and WTKV 105.5 FM. Announcers: John Murphy (play by play), Mark Kelso (color analyst).

• Series history: Dolphins lead, 57-40-1. Last meeting: Nov. 14, 2014, 22-9 Dolphins' win at Miami.

• Milestone watch: A victory would mean the Bills have won their road openers in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2002 and 2003.

• Uni watch: The Bills are breaking out their blue jerseys for the first time this season. They'll pair them with white pants.

• Next up: The Bills return home for their third game in Ralph Wilson Stadium in the first four weeks when they welcome the New York Giants at 1 p.m. next Sunday.

At kickoff, here are five things I'll be paying particular attention to:

1. Tyrod Taylor's pocket presence: The Bills' starting quarterback looked like he was making his second career start last week against New England. He got hurried when he didn't need to and drifted into a few sacks. The Dolphins' home crowd isn't the most intimidating in the league, but it will still try to rattle Taylor. He needs to stay as composed as possible.

2. The Bills' pass rush. The Bills struggled against New England's quick passing attack in Week Two, as quarterback Tom Brady consistently got the ball out of his hands before Buffalo's pass rush could make an impact. The Bills scoffed at the notion that could be a blueprint for teams moving forward. They can prove it against Miami by getting to quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

3. Are they composed? The Bills were admittedly overhyped last week against the Patriots. The resulting 14 penalties was embarrassing. Coach Rex Ryan said it's on him to lead by example on the sidelines. He's right. The Bills aren't good enough to beat another team when they have to play against themselves, too.

4. Does EJ Manuel see the field? Admittedly, there may be nothing to see here. But after Matt Cassel was traded to the Cowboys on Tuesday, Manuel is a play away from seeing the field. The Bills have said all the right things about trusting Manuel to get them to the postseason if he's needed. That could mean starting Sunday.

5. Dan Carpenter. The Bills' kicker missed an extra point in Week Two after a solid performance in the season opener. Buffalo chased that point the rest of the afternoon against the Patriots. Similar struggles against Miami would put Carpenter back on the hot seat.

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