Bills RB Fred Jackson is going to try and get the Bills back on track against the division rival Miami Dolphins.
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The Miami Dolphins (5-4) host the AFC East division rival Buffalo Bills (5-4) in a game that might be make-or-break for their playoff hopes on Thursday Night Football in Week 11 of the NFL season.
After a three-game winning streak, the Dolphins were stunned in the final minute against the Detroit Lions and lost 20-16, dropping them to 5-4 on the season. QB Ryan Tannehill has played efficient football, with a QB rating just below 90, an over 60% completion rate and a 15:7 TD:INT ratio. With three of their final games this season against teams with losing records (two against the Jets, one against the Vikings), the Dolphins are poised to get their first winning season since 2008 if they get the win.
The Buffalo Bills have not been to the playoffs since 1999 and have a difficult road to the playoffs this year with 5 of their final 7 games against teams that are serious playoff contenders (Dolphins, Browns, Broncos, Packers, Patriots). After squandering a 13-3 lead against the Kansas City Chiefs and losing at home, the Bills are in a tough spot on the road against their rivals. RB Fred Jackson is healthy again which will be a big boost for the Bills offense, and the defense is still playing fantastic behind that defensive line.
Prediction: Dolphins – The winner of this game will likely be decided by whoever manages to make the explosive plays late in the game and controls the clock. Ryan Tannehill and Mike Wallace create an explosive matchup that few other QB-WR tandems can match. With a home-field advantage as well, Miami should be able to pull the rug out from under the Bills and continue their march to the playoffs.