Post staff predictions: Dolphins feeling confident ahead of trip to Buffalo

What are our Miami Dolphins writers expecting on Sunday when the Fins travel to Buffalo to face the Bills in Week 15?

Miami Dolphins cheerleaders in against Tennessee Titans during their NFL game Sunday October 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post)

STAFF PREDICTIONS

Joe Schad, Beat writer

The greatest concern, of course, is Bills running back LeSean McCoy. He has the ability to make Kiko Alonso, Lawrence Timmons and Chase Allen look silly. And T.J. McDonald and Reshad Jones, too. But Tyrod Taylor and Kelvin Benjamin are recovering from knee injuries, so Matt Burke can design his entire plan around stopping McCoy. Miami needs to run to win and should be able to keep Kenyan Drake hot in the cold.

Dolphins 21, Bills 20


Jason Lieser, Beat writer

These teams are headed in opposite directions. The Bills started 5-2 and have been plummeting since, while the Dolphins are coming off an enormous win over New England. In Miami’s quest to nab the final playoff berth, this is one of the teams it needs to overtake. Unless the weather goes haywire, look for the Dolphins to win comfortably and keep the dream alive.

Dolphins 30, Bills 17


Hal Habib, Beat writer

The Bills haven’t had a quality win since Oct. 29 against the Raiders. The Dolphins haven’t beaten a good team since … oh yeah, a few days ago. Problem is, the only thing more unpredictable than the Dolphins is the Buffalo weather. So I’m going to call this one for Miami largely based on how well Adam Gase led this team in the stretch run to the playoffs in 2016.

Dolphins 24, Bills 17


Dave George, Columnist

I’d feel a lot better about this if Nathan Peterman was starting at quarterback for Buffalo. This Tyrod Taylor guy turns into Aaron Rodgers whenever he plays the Dolphins. That plus a Bills pass rush that sacked Tom Brady three times on a dry field two weeks ago has me, as they say, feeling queasy.

Bills 21, Dolphins 13