Snowstorm anticipated in Buffalo forward of Dolphins-Bills

The Miami Dolphins introduced their presence as contenders once they defeated the Buffalo Bills in a scorching, muggy Week 3 matinee in South Florida. It now seems the Bills could also be getting some assist from the weather when the 2 AFC East rivals sq. off once more in Buffalo on Saturday night time.

A “lake effect” snowstorm is anticipated to dump a number of inches — and perhaps even over a foot — of snow Saturday night time in the course of the Bills-Dolphins recreation at Highmark Stadium, per a number of native studies. The storm couldn’t solely have an effect on the sport but additionally followers’ skill to get there.

For sure, the Dolphins are used to far hotter climates, and even had house heaters close to their benches throughout final week’s loss on the Los Angeles Chargers in chilly — however much more temperate — California climate. 

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Broad receiver Jaylen Waddle and linebacker Jaelan Phillips, two of the Dolphins’ younger stars, instructed reporters this week that they’ve by no means performed soccer in snow. Waddle is from Houston and performed collegiately at Alabama, whereas Phillips is from Redlands, Calif. and performed at UCLA and the College of Miami. 

Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel, nonetheless, embraced the problem because the air conditioner blew throughout a current observe at Miami’s indoor facility.

Tua Tagovailoa, a Hawaii native who was a school teammate of Waddle’s on the Crimson Tide, additionally downplayed the circumstances that he’ll face Saturday night time.

“It snows in Alabama, guys,” the Miami QB told local media Wednesday.

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The Dolphins are semi-reeling following consecutive defeats in California to the 49ers and Chargers. Miami remains to be within the thick of the playoff race at 8-5 and would maintain a tiebreaker over the division-leading Bills (10-3) with a win Saturday night time. 

Regardless of the workforce’s current struggles, “Speak” cohost Pleasure Taylor sees no cause why the Dolphins cannot pull out a victory within the notoriously hostile setting of Buffalo.

“Why not?” Taylor stated Wednesday. “They’re a good team. They’ve been a good team all season long. All season long we’ve been talking about how great Tua has been, Mike McDaniel, how talented this team is, how creative he’s been with the offense, how they’re back on track, how Tua is a franchise quarterback.

“Why cannot they win in Buffalo this weekend?”

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