Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Tuesdays with Romo: Bills Prepare For Showdown With Dolphins

The Buffalo Bills find themselves in a spot where they haven’t been in quite sometime, second place in the AFC East. Granted now, they’ve had that spot for over a month now, but it seems like now the Bills have hit their stride.

The Bills will take their three game winning streak to Miami on Sunday to take on the 0-8 Dolphins. This game could be a challenging one for the Bills.

The Dolphins are in dire need for a first win and as each week passes, the Dolphins can only be more motivated to pick up that first win and not be the first team in NFL history to go 16-0 and 0-16 in the regular season.

Offense Head-to-Head

When it comes to the offense, neither team has scored a lot of points this season. The Bills average just 16 points per game, sixth worst in the NFL and worst in the AFC East. As for the Dolphins, they average about 21 points per game, second place in the AFC East.

The Bills have the worst total offense in the AFC, averaging only 275 yard per game. The Dolphins average 305 yards per game.

If there’s one edge the Bills hold over the Dolphins, it’s in time of possession. The Bills are ninth in the AFC in time of possession, while the Dolphins are the third worst with a time of possession of 28:45.

Defense Head to Head

The Bills hold the edge over the Dolphins in terms of defense. The Bills only are giving up 20 points per game, seventh best in the AFC. The Dolphins give up 31 points per game, tied for worst in the AFC.

The Bills also have more turnovers than the Dolphins. The Bills have 12 interceptions this season, tied for second in the AFC. The Dolphins have only four interceptions, worst in the AFC.

Losman or Edwards?

Questions are being raised as to who would start at quarterback for the Bills on Sunday. Those questions were raised after JP Losman played a great game on Sunday, completing 24 passes for 295 yards and one touchdown.

Edwards was on the bench due to an injury he suffered against the New York Jets, two weeks ago.

The OTHER Rookie Running Back

With all the Rookie of the Year talk about Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch has stepped up significantly for the Bills.

The first round pick from California is fourth in the NFL in rushing yards with 690 and second in rushing attempts with 177. Lynch has also carried the ball the most times without fumbling this season.

On Sunday, Lynch ran for a career high of 153 yards on 29 carries for one touchdown. Lynch has carried the ball at least 20 times in six of eight games this season.

During the Bills three-game winning streak, Lynch has carried the ball 77 times for 317 yards and two touchdowns.

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