1. Theyu2019re coming off a big win: The Dolphins enter the game with a 2-4 record, but they upset the high-powered Steelers on Sunday, 30-15. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left the game briefly with a knee injury, but the Dolphins held him down most of the day, limiting him to 19 of 34 passing for 189 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions u2013 easily his worst game of the season. Meanwhile, Miamiu2019s Jay Ajayi (pictured) ran for 204 yards.
2. Tannehill is their guy: After the Dolphins dropped to 1-4, coach Adam Gase made an announcement: He is absolutely sticking with quarterback Ryan Tannehill (pictured) the rest of the season. The Miami Herald reported that after going through the game film, Gase took issue with the offensive line but was convinced he could still help Tannehill become the franchise quarterback. That decision seemed to work in Sundayu2019s win, but the Bills have to be thinking Tannehill is a quarterback they can beat.
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3. Not-so-Super Mario: After Bills defensive end Mario Williams (right) came up with a sack last December, Bruce Andriatch, the Newsu2019 Assistant Managing Editor/Features, tweeted: u201cWhou2019s 94 for us?u201d His use of u201cusu201d aside, it was the perfect way to categorize the diminished return the Bills received from their $100-million man. Williams took his talents to Miami in the offseason, but theyu2019re already growing frustrated with him as well. u201cMario has got to play better, has to play faster and more consistently,u201d defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said last week.
4. Recent history: Of late, Bills are squishing the Fish. Theyu2019ve taken five of the last six meetings from the Dolphins, including sweeps in 2013 and 2015. The Bills also enter the game on a four-game winning streak, which hasnu2019t happened since 2008. A five-game streak? That hasnu2019t happened since Drew Bledsoeu2019s Bills won six straight in 2004.
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5. Division games are big: The Bills need every advantage they can get as they attempt to end their playoff drought at 16 seasons, and division games are big for tiebreakers. In the event the Bills are in a tie for the division lead or are tied for a wild-card spot with another AFC East team, win percentage within the division is the first tiebreaker after head-to-head games. For wild card tiebreakers not involving division teams, win percentage in conference games is the first tiebreaker if the teams didnu2019t play in the regular season. Buffalo already gave away one division game to the Jets, so they need this one. Jarvis Landry, who is pictured here and Miami's leading receiver, is a factor that stands in the way of Buffalo getting an important division win.