Dolphins' defense gearing up to slow down Bills' LeSean McCoy

Dolphins' defense gearing up to slow down Bills' LeSean McCoy

"We came off the field and I'm like, man, that's never going to happen again". That way, they're able to run the football, and they can limit the Dolphins pass rushing opportunities.

He is, of course, referring to the playoffs, a place the Bills haven't reached in the previous 17 seasons - the longest active streak in North America's four major professional sports.

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh had another outstanding game against New England on Monday night, and he accomplished a remarkable feat in the process. In the last five meeting between the clubs in Buffalo, the Bills have won four of five losing past year in overtime.

The key for the Bills will be to get off to an early start.

Coach Adam Gase's message is to focus exclusively on Buffalo. You've got to be on it. He'll have a tall task ahead of him on Sunday helping to stop a running back like Kenyan Drake, who is playing incredibly well over the last two weeks.

Their defense has re-asserted itself by forcing seven turnovers in the past three games, and limiting its past two opponents to converting 1 of 24 third-down chances.

Against the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots, the second-year pro carried the ball 48 times for 234 yards (4.87 yards per rush) with one score. I feel like the defense is playing extremely fast. "There's enough trouble in the day getting ready for the Dolphins and trying to finish this strong and get to where we want to go and accomplish our goals", Williams said. "But when they're rolling, they're rolling".

Head coach Adam Gase said Pouncey, regarded as Miami's best offensive lineman, has made availability a priority, and that's important because Miami is already without two starters - right guard Jermon Bushrod (foot) and right tackle Ja'Wuan James (hamstring).

"It's all about mindset", Gase said of the elements. "We went through our game plan this week kind of normal and we've kind of tick-marked some calls and some thoughts if the field happens to turn out like that", Burke said.

On offense, the Dolphins have had problems slowing down tight ends over the years. He said the lack of early production has made it hard for his defense to play aggressively. He just can't seem to get things together. The Bills defense can be a Jekyll and Hyde type as can their offense.

For the Bills, Tyrod Taylor will be the quarterback if he is cleared to play which is expected. Rookie backup Nathan Peterman's status is uncertain after being evaluated for a concussion sustained against Indianapolis. He has also caught 48 receptions for 304 yards and a touchdown in 13 games.

DYNAMIC DRAKE: With 114 yards rushing and 79 receiving against the Patriots, Drake became the third Dolphins player to top 100 yards rushing and 75 receiving.

Two fumbles this season have been the biggest negative. However, I would still draft a running back because of Drake's injury history and his limited time as a feature back.

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