Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Bills expect Fins to be plenty prepared for elements


Last Sunday was a good day for the Miami Dolphins -- both weather- and football-wise.

The Dolphins beat the New England Patriots on a comfortable high-70s, rain-free day in South Florida. This coming Sunday, however, the elements won't be quite so familiar.

Miami travels to Buffalo to face the rival Bills on a day that will reportedly see high-20s, low 30s temperatures with a mix of rain and snow. The Bills expect the Dolphins to be prepared.

"I think I can say from when I was a player in Miami to when I was a player in New Orleans, I think anytime you come up to Buffalo late I think you realize there’s obviously going to be elements to that game," Bills coach Doug Marrone said Monday, via BuffaloBills.com.

The Dolphins were successful in their last run-in with the wintery northern weather, ousting the Pittsburgh Steelers just two weeks ago on a snow-filled Pennsylvania day.

"I don’t think it’s a big secret," Marrone said. "I think a lot of players understand that and I think individually how those players get ready for it, each person is different. For us obviously it’s our home so we should be used to it."

The Dolphins have been as good at home as on the road, notching 4-3 records in each category. The Bills, meanwhile, have been marginally better at home than on the road, though they did beat the Dolphins in Miami when the teams met in October.

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