With the Patriots becoming to the top team in the NFL for a generation, young Bills fans may not remember the fierce rivalry between their team and the Dolphins.
Sunday, that bitter showdown renews in Orchard Park. It’ll be the Bills first look at Jay Cutler since the veteran quarterback joined the Dolphins midway through training camp.
“For someone not to have an offseason, a training camp and to come in and grasp the playbook, grasp the concepts, he’s out there, he’s making checks as if he’s been in the system for a couple years,” said Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes.
Cutler is 4-2 for the Dolphins in the last six games he’s finished, racking up 15 touchdowns against eight interceptions.
“He’s pretty savvy. He’s been like that,” said safety Jordan Poyer. “He understands looks. He understands concepts.”
Cutler and the Dolphins may be 6-7 this season, but they are coming off a Monday night triumph against the Patriots. In that game, Cutler finished with 25 completions on 38 pass attempts for 263 yards and three touchdowns.
“Jay has weapons,” said safety Micah Hyde. “When Jay has weapons, he’s able to make some big plays.”