The Miami Dolphins will reportedly be playing for the AFC East with out two of their fundamental offensive weapons.
Wide receiver Jaylen Ride (ankle) and operating again Raheem Mostert (knee/ankle) are not expected to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, based mostly mostly on NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. On the originate dominated questionable for the game Friday, they are moreover expected to be prepared for the playoffs. The Dolphins are guaranteed at least a wild card in the AFC’s postseason.
Each gamers final carried out on Dec. 24. Mostert turn into objective not too long ago named a Pro Bowler after ending Week 17 tied for the NFL lead in touchdowns from scrimmage with 21, whereas Ride, one of the fundamental very best No. 2 receivers in the league, will enact the season with 1,014 yards.
The Dolphins were already taking a see a good deal shorthanded for the game, with dash rushers Bradley Chubb and Jaelan Phillips, and offensive line starters Connor Williams and Isaiah Wynn all on injured reserve. Cornerback Xavien Howard has moreover been dominated out for the game.
With all those absences, the Dolphins will face a Bills crew that has received four games in a row with a division title on the toll road. The Dolphins (11-5) bear already clinched a playoff divulge, not just like the Bills (10-6), but might per chance per chance lastly discontinuance up being the No. 2 seed or the No. 6 seed in the AFC reckoning on how Sunday works out.
The Bills, who beaten the Dolphins forty eight-20 earlier in the season, are liked by three components at BetMGM.
The total anxiety is an about-face from the vibes the Dolphins had a pair weeks ago. Their spate of injuries, moreover to a 56-19 humbling on the fingers of the Baltimore Ravens, bear left them in a contrivance where they need an upset correct kind to score a division they were previously operating away with.