For upcoming postseason game at Bills, Dolphins are biggest wild-card underdog ever

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The Miami Dolphins won’t have Tua Tagovailoa on Sunday, in their playoff game at Buffalo. That development has moved the betting line to historic levels.

Buffalo has moved to a 13-point favorite. We’ve seen lines as high as 13.5.

Via ESPN Stats & Information, a 13-point spread would be a record high for wild-card weekend. The previous record as 12.

It’s no surprise, given that the No. 2 seed no longer gets a bye, instead facing the No. 7 seed. The fact that the Dolphins don’t have their starting quarterback makes it even worse.

And, frankly, 13 points doesn’t seem high enough. Especially if Damar Hamlin, now out of the hospital, makes an on-field appearance before the game.

31 responses to “For upcoming postseason game at Bills, Dolphins are biggest wild-card underdog ever

  1. Let this sink in, the Dolphins offense scored 0 points against the Jets last week! This game will be just like Georgia vs TCU!

  2. Bills should save that appearance for the Div. Round. it’ll be like when Magnum T.A. walked out on crutches to inspire Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff to win the Crockett Cup in ’87.

  3. These are the playoffs you actually think teams are going to get steamed rolled? Get out of here both teams will compete and mark my words the Dolphins will keep this close and if its close in the 4th they win.

  4. This has all the makings for the biggest upset in wildcard weekend.If the Dolphins lose….I’m gonna find anyway to blame Roger.It seems like the trendy thing to do on here

  5. It’s not going to be pretty.
    Tua out, Tyreek Hill hurting, Jaylen Waddle hurting.
    Line could go over 15 by game time.

  6. Anyone who thinks Hamlin showing up at the game will give the team an emotional boost lasting longer than one play is a fool and should lose their money.

  7. Hamlin’s overall health is what’s important. No need for extra emotional motivation.

  8. If Miami wants to win they had better give Mike Glennon a shot. All we need is a average QB with all of the talent that we have on offense. If McDaniel tries to win with Thompson; he is going to get HUMILIATED. The defense will be worn out by halftime trying to keep the game close and then the Bills will begin the route in the second half.

    (START Mike Glennon PLEASE!)

  9. Pasquale D’Anna says:
    January 11, 2023 at 8:39 pm
    These are the playoffs you actually think teams are going to get steamed rolled?
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    Are you kidding? Playoff teams get steamrolled all the time! Just last year: Rams 34 Cardinals 11 or Bills 47 Patriots 17. It happens pretty well every year.

  10. Miami’s defense needs to carry this game, they should let Skylar throw the ball like they allowed Tua too, don’t shackle him let him play to win!

  11. Division rival or playoffs should be incentive enough. Bills don’t need the spark of Hamlin coming back along with it. The Mafia is gonna get the Ralph ROCKIN’!!!!!

  12. The Dolphins scored 0 TDs against the Jets, but Buffalo’s defense isn’t nearly as good as the Jets. The last time they played in December Buffalo was supposed to run Miami out of the gym, yet Miami kept it close and actually led in the 4th qtr. Miami ran for almost 200 yards in the snow and cold, and the weather will be better this weekend. Miami’s front 4 could be a problem for a subpar Buffalo offensive line, and they need to put a spy on Allen when he eagerly bails from the pocket.

    Miami is still a playoff team, even after having lost their starting QB for the better part of 5 games. Would I love to have Tua playing? Sure. But unlike the Bills, the Dolphins are not a 1-man team. Not saying we win, but I believe McDaniel will coach this team to keep it close and the rest of the team will show pride in putting up a big fight.

  13. Don’t do this. Please.

    I’ve seen Tyreek Hill’s peace sign in January a few too many times.

    If we win by 1, I’ll be thrilled.

  14. They might have to play a game this weekend, but let’s be honest, Bills still got a first round bye…

  15. rockpiler says:
    January 11, 2023 at 8:55 pm
    Worst playoff team in nfl history… tell me again why we needed another playoff team?
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    Revenue driven decision…..

  16. Dolphins are going to keep this game close. I don’t think they can win without Buffalo self destructing but it’s going to be cold, it’s the same division & I expect Miami to play with pride given the expectations. Don’t these big spread games always end up being decided by a field goal? One possession maybe? Certainly feels that way if nothing else

  17. I see you’ve been paying attention. It’s also quite popular to find a way to blame everyone but the owners. The people on here seem to think those billionaires are on their side

    jeffrey atkinson says:
    January 11, 2023 at 8:40 pm
    This has all the makings for the biggest upset in wildcard weekend.If the Dolphins lose….I’m gonna find anyway to blame Roger.It seems like the trendy thing to do on here

  18. sugarbears says:
    January 11, 2023 at 8:58 pm
    Anyone who thinks Hamlin showing up at the game will give the team an emotional boost lasting longer than one play is a fool and should lose their money.
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    Do you actually believe the Bills will need an emotional boost to handily win this game?

  19. Even if they get smoked, at least the LOLphins have their wins from Sept and Oct to celebrate. When is the parade?

  20. Pasquale D’Anna says:
    January 11, 2023 at 8:39 pm
    These are the playoffs you actually think teams are going to get steamed rolled? Get out of here both teams will compete and mark my words the Dolphins will keep this close and if its close in the 4th they win.
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    Remember when the Jags beat the Dolphins 62-7 in the playoffs? Yeah, no one gets steam rolled in the playoffs…

  21. Cuz were the Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins number ????
    HOW MANY TEAMS ARE IN THE LEAGUE?

  22. Division rivalries are funny things. The games are extremely unpredictable.

    Both Bills/Dolphins games this year were hard-fought and down to the wire. Obviously, it hurts Miami that Tua can’t play – but that’s still a very talented, well-coached team.

    No way am I taking this one lightly. Not that it matters – it’s the players who have to be focused, and I’m sure McDermott is treating this game appropriately.

  23. Give the points…. All day long. This has the makings of a game like back in 1999 in Jacksonville (62-7). Thompson at QB. No Moestert, Armstead and probably no Phillips.

    Gonna be ugly, early

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