By Mark Gallagher
The Bills are favored to beat Dolphins by 17 points:
They have not been favored by that many points since a 1992 game against the Jets.
“If you’re focused on that, then you’re focused on the wrong things,” coach Sean McDermott said. “We’ve got to focus on where we’re at, where we need to improve and make sure we’re ready to go on Sunday. [Miami] is a good football team.”
It hasn’t been too long since the Bills were in a similar position as the Dolphins. They were 17-point underdogs to the Vikings in Week Three of last season.
Both that game and the 1992 game offer cautionary tales for both bettors and the Bills. They beat the Vikings 27-6 in Josh Allen’s first start while the Jim Kelly-led Bills of 1992 lost 24-17 to a Jets team on its way to a 4-12 record.