DOLPHINS (8-5) at BILLS (10-3)
Kickoff: 8:15 p.m., Saturday, Highmark Stadium
TV: NFL Network, CBS (Ch. 4 in Miami-Dade, Broward); RADIO: Westwood One, WQAM (560 AM), KISS (99.9 FM), WQBA (1140 AM, Spanish)
Coaches: The Dolphins’ Mike McDaniel is 8-5 in his first season as a head coach; Sean McDermott is 62-39, including playoffs, in his sixth head coaching season overall and leading the Bills.
Series: The Dolphins lead the all-time series with the Bills, 62-54-1, including playoffs. Miami snapped a seven-game losing streak to Buffalo with its Week 3 win, but has lost five straight and nine of its last 10 road games against the Bills.
Weather: 30 degrees, 71 percent humidity, 12 mph winds, 49 percent chance of precipitation; Lake Effect Snow Warning.
Line: The Dolphins are 7-point underdogs; the over/under is 43.
Injuries: Dolphins — Out: S Eric Rowe (hamstring), S Elijah Campbell (concussion); Doubtful: WR River Cracraft (calf); Questionable: OT Terron Armstead (pectoral/toe/knee), RB Jeff Wilson Jr. (hip), QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee); Reserve/PUP list: CB Byron Jones (lower leg); Injured reserve: OL Austin Jackson (ankle), DE Emmanuel Ogbah (triceps), S Brandon Jones (knee), OL Liam Eichenberg (knee), CB Nik Needham (Achilles), DE Trey Flowers (foot), TE Cethan Carter (concussion), CB Trill Williams (knee), TE Adam Shaheen (knee), FB John Lovett; Bills — Out: G Ryan Bates (ankle), DT Jordan Phillips (shoulder); Injured reserve: OLB Von Miller (knee), S Micah Hyde (neck), WR Jamison Crowder (ankle) among six players on IR.
Noteworthy: The Dolphins look to snap a two-game losing streak as they returned from a week and a half on the West Coast that netted them two road losses and now travel to frigid Buffalo on a short week for a Saturday night game. …
The Bills enter on a four-game winning streak and have re-established themselves atop the AFC after a midseason lull. Miami has lost five straight to opponents above .500, including four of those on the road. …
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa tries to exorcise some demons in cold weather. The three coldest temperatures he has played in as an NFL quarterback have produced his three lowest total QBRs, according to ESPN. He also comes in after opposing defenses have frustrated him in the past two losses to the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Chargers. …
In those two games, receiver Jaylen Waddle has managed just three receptions for 40 yards. Tight end Mike Gesicki has not made a catch in three games. …
Between Buffalo’s active roster and practice squad, the Bills have 10 South Florida products: Running backs Devin Singletary (American Heritage-Delray, FAU), James Cook (Miami Central High) and Duke Johnson (Miami Norland High, UM), wide receivers Isaiah McKenzie (American Heritage) and John Brown (Homestead High), offensive lineman Bobby Hart (St. Thomas Aquinas), defensive end Greg Rousseau (Champagnat Catholic, UM) and defensive backs Xavier Rhodes (Miami Norland High), Jaquan Johnson (Miami Killian High, UM) and Kaiir Elam (Benjamin High). The teams’ long snappers, Blake and Reid Ferguson, are brothers.
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