Orchard Park, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills’ Wild Card Weekend matchup with the Miami Dolphins has a time and date set in place.
The NFL revealed the start time of every Wild Card Weekend matchup after the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. Buffalo’s third matchup this season against Miami will take place on Sunday, January 15 at 1 p.m.
Buffalo dropped their Week 3 matchup to the Dolphins 21-19. The Bills were attempting a chance at a game-winning field goal in that matchup, but simply ran out of time. In the rematch between the teams, Buffalo was able to defeat Miami 32-29. Considering that both games were determined by three points or less, the rubber match at Highmark Stadium could also go down to the wire.
Right now, there is some uncertainty as to who will play quarterback for Miami. Tua Tagovailoa remains in the concussion protocol, but could return in time for this weekend’s matchup if cleared early in the week. Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel spoke about Tagovailoa’s availability following the team’s 11-6 victory over the New York Jets.
“I will not even think about any sort of game, whether that’s this year or next year, until he’s fully ready to do so, and that comes with medical clearance,” McDaniel told reporters.
If Tagovailoa is not ready to return, backup Teddy Bridgewater could start depending the status of his injured pinky finger. If neither can play, Miami will have to lean on Skylar Thompson or Mike Glennon to start against Buffalo’s defense.
Tagovailoa and Bridgewater have until Sunday afternoon to get ready for a winner moves on showdown against Buffalo.
Buffalo enters the game as the AFC’s No. 2 seed while the Dolphins claimed the final spot (No. 7) on Sunday.