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SNF Staff Picks: It’s a battle for the AFC East

The Bills and Dolphins are duking it out in hopes of taking home the AFC East crown on top of a higher seed in the playoffs.

Miami Dolphins v Buffalo Bills Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

Now for the main event, the Buffalo Bills vs. the Miami Dolphins, in a winner takes all battle for the AFC East title.

Going back to Week 14, the Bills entered that week standing at 6-6 and wondering if they were even going to be in contention for a playoff spot especially as they were going into the revered Arrowhead stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. They walked out of there with a win, their first of four in a row since coming off a late season bye.

The Dolphins, having seen their rivals diminish what was once a three game lead, then proceeded to lose to the Tennessee Titans. Whilst the Bills have been perfect in the last quarter of the season, Mike McDaniel’s side got absolutely manhandled by the Baltimore Ravens last week, setting up one of the games of the season that we get to witness in the final Sunday prime time slot of the regular season.

Sean McDermott’s men may be perfect in the win column but it has been far from perfect on the field as Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs have struggled to get going with the air attack averaging only 184 yards per game over the four game winning streak.

The Dolphins have had their own problems too, their passing attack has also stalled a bit with Tua Tagovailoa achieving a total of only seven touchdowns and four interceptions over six games. Their defense was looking impressive, leading in many categories in the second half of the season, before getting stomped on by Lamar Jackson and the Ravens for 56 points. This loss will have taken its toll on a team that was flying and I don’t think that locker room has the mental fortitude to battle back from a loss like that to try and reverse a 28 point deficit that occurred the last time these sides met in Week 4. I like the Bills’ moneyline odds of -162 and the under the total of 50 points at -108 set by DraftKings Sportsbook.