FBG says: Bad matchup. The Miami passing offense ranks 31st in the league with just 176 passing yards per game while tied for last with only three passing touchdowns compared to nine interceptions. This is not a reliable group led by one of two equally unreliable quarterbacks. Josh Rosen passed for just 85 yards on 25 attempts with two interceptions in three quarters of play last week before being benched in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick, who almost led this team to a comeback win. Rosen is averaging just 5.2 passing yards per attempt this year--this coming after nearly equally-bad statistics from his rookie season with Arizona. He has thrown five interceptions and just one touchdown and simply can't be trusted under center. Ryan Fitzpatrick may show flashes of greatness from time to time, but the veteran journeyman is also tough to trust--especially considering the poor play from this offensive line along with a receiving corps lacking a ton of talent. Devante Parker did score again last week for his second touchdown in as many games, but hs is still the WR2 behind rookie Preston Williams, who continues to lead the team in targets despite posting meager stats with just two games of more than 50 receiving yards and no games with more than four receptions.
Buffalo's defense is giving up just the third-fewest passing yards per game at 187.2. They have yet to allow more than one passing touchdown in a game and have gone two straight games without allowing a single passing touchdown--including a Week 4 outing against Tom Brady. Adding context, however, Brady has been the only reliable quarterback they have faced--as the other opponents include Sam Darnold, Eli Manning, Andy Dalton, and Marcus Mariota--all leaders (or former-leaders) of below-average passing offenses. Still, this is a talented secondary with strong young cornerbacks in Tre'Davious White and Levi Wallace. Both should make it tough on outside Dolphins receivers. Safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer have also played very well and are a big reason why this team has limited opposing offenses to just three passing touchdowns as they are locking down big plays from happening. The defensive line should also have no problem with this Miami front in the trenches, capping off what should be another difficult Sunday for the Dolphins.