MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Highmark Stadium has been a house of horrors for the Miami Dolphins, who have lost seven straight games and 11 of 12 to the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y.
Tyreek Hill has been part of two of those losses — late in the regular season and then again in the playoffs last winter.
Bills fans will do anything possible to impact the game, including throwing projectiles onto the field, even when a play is in progress.
But the Bills have never before seen an offense quite like the 2023 Dolphins, who, led by the fearless Hill, make the trek to the not-so-frozen north this weekend.
Miami Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill Is ‘Unfazed’ by Playing in Buffalo
“I just feel like it’s not any different from any away game,” said Hill, whose 412 receiving yards lead all AFC players this season. “They got a great team. I feel like the fan base is just like any other fan base. So it’s gonna be just like a normal environment, you know, to us.”
“[We’ve got] true ballers,” Hill added. “They’re going to go in there unfazed, make plays, and do what we’ve been doing all year.”
The Bills have won 12 of their last 14 games at home, and it’s not because their fans get drunk and jump through tables. It’s because they have built one of the best rosters in all of football, led by Josh Allen, who has absolutely owned the Dolphins.
Bills fans are throwing snowballs at Dolphins players as soon as they enter the red zone 😂 pic.twitter.com/RZurz29GyG
— Off The Deck Sports (@OTDSports_) December 18, 2022
The last time Miami won in Buffalo, Tua Tagovailoa was a senior at Saint Louis High School in Honolulu.
The Dolphins have been outscored by an average of 16 points in his three starts in Western New York.
“Yeah, it’s very hostile,” Tagovailoa said. “It’s very hostile. With those guys, you hear a lot of things. When I was able to play there it was snowing and guys were throwing some packed snowballs. Those things hurt. But to me, being able to go into an environment like that, it’s always fun.”
Bills quarterback Josh Allen said Wednesday: “We’re gonna need them big time this week. They can disrupt a game, especially when the opposing team’s on offense. Third down, especially, and when we have that type of juice, you can feel it, and you can use it to your benefit.”
Josh Allen on #BillsMafia ahead of Sunday's game: "We're gonna need them big time this week. They can disrupt a game, especially when the opposing team's on offense. Third down, especially, and when we have that type of juice, you can feel it and you can use it to your benefit."
— Matt Parrino (@MattParrino) September 27, 2023
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