Whenever Hall of Fame quarterbacks Jim Kelly and Dan Marino faced off in the late 1980s and 1990s, the clashes between the Buffalo Bills and Miami dolphins were must-see TV shows, rivalry matches between two of AFC’s top teams.
Fast forward a few decades, and the Bills / Dolphins games have lost some of that shine.
While Buffalo (4-2) sits first in the AFC East and is widely regarded as one of the favorites to represent the AFC in the super bowl, things are not going so well in South Beach. Miami (1-6) has lost six straight games since winning the season opener against the New England Patriots.
These two AFC East enemies meet on Sunday afternoon in a Week 8 clash, and the game will be the main 1 p.m. EDT broadcast on CBS only for fans of the Buffalo and Miami viewing markets. , as well as much of Wyoming, where Bills quarterback Josh Allen played football during his college days and in Southeast Alabama, where Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa played for hers.
The CBS broadcast team consists of Andrew Catalon who takes care of the play-by-play tasks, with former Bill James Lofton being the color analyst.
Areas that can see the game are highlighted in orange (card courtesy of 506sports):
Aside from Buffalo which hosts Miami, the rest of CBS’s premier game list includes the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to play the Cleveland browns (in red), the Cincinnati Bengals travel to face the New York Jets (green) and the Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts (teal).
Sunday’s game will be the 116th all-time meeting between the Bills and the Dolphins. The Dolphins lead the series 61-53-1, with the Bills winning the last six games.
Buffalo shutout Miami 35-0 in Week 2 of the 2021 campaign, as Allen threw a pair of touchdowns, Zack Moss rushed for a pair of scores, Devin Singletary rushed for 82 yards and one touchdown, and the Buffalo defense recorded six sacks, forced two fumbles and had an interception. AJ Epenesa delivered a heavy blow that knocked Tua Tagovailoa out of the game in the first quarter, adding an injury to an insult for the Dolphins.
The Bills have won six straight, eight of the last ten and 13 of the last 17 against the Dolphins since the 2013 season.