Bills vs. Dolphins weather: Miami arrives in snowy Orchard Park with trunks of gear for the cold, per report

The Miami Dolphins are going to feel quite like the roadway group throughout their Saturday night match versus the competitor Buffalo Bills. Old Man Winter gotten here in Buffalo on Friday night, and left about 8 inches of the white things. Buffalo isn’t finished with the snow right now either, as a Lake Effect Snow Warning is in impact up until 1 p.m. ET Sunday.

Orchard Park got a break from the snow in the early morning, however things are anticipated to increase once again later on today. According to the per hour projection, rainfall will go from a “few snow showers” at 2 p.m. ET, to “snow showers” by 5 p.m. ET and after that simply straightup “snow” by kickoff at 8:15 p.m. ET. So anticipate lots of handoffs in prime-time show. 

The Dolphins are doing their finest to come ready for the bleak conditions as they have actually brought 1,400 pounds of trunks with winter equipment to Orchard Park, per NFL Media. Every gamer has numerous cleats to try out to discover the very best footing in the snow. 

Tua Tagovailoa has actually not had success in cold-weather video games in his 3 years as the Dolphins’ quarterback. He is winless in the 4 coldest video games he has actually begun, with a passer ranking of simply 61.4. In those video games, Tagovailoa has actually scored simply 3 overall goals while turning the ball over 6 times, according to CBS Sports senior research study editor Doug Clawson.

Coldest Games in Tua Tagovailoa’s Career

2020 at Broncos 20-13  11-20, 83 backyards, 1 TD
2020 at Bills 56-26 35-58, 351 backyards, 1 TD, 3 INT


at Bills


21-39, 205 backyards, INT


at Titans


18-38, 205 backyards, INT 

As you can see, 2 of Tagovailoa’s winter losses have actually come versus the Bills, who will host the Dolphins in what will be Tagovailoa’s coldest NFL video game to date. Saturday’s anticipated temperature level is in between 25-28 degrees, making it Tagovailoa’s very first NFL video game in freezing conditions. Snow showers are likewise in the projection, which will likely make tossing downfield harder.

Coach Mike McDaniel minimized talk of the Dolphins’ cold-weather battles today, informing press reporters “it is the same field, the same elements” for both groups in Week 15, and using a Tee shirts to practice that read, “I Wish It Were Colder.” 

Tagovailoa likewise did not put much stock into the freezing and snowy projection, which requires a low of 27 degrees, 11 miles per hour winds and 85% opportunity of more snow, according to

“It snowed in Alabama my first year. So it snows in Alabama, guys,” Tagovailoa stated throughout his interview Wednesday. “People don’t know that. Some people just think it gets cold, but it does snow.”

“It’s a mindset thing,” he stated. “If I’m too focused and worried about if it’s too cold, can I grab the ball, can I not, then I would say I’m focused on the wrong things. It would be hard to play that way going over there against a really good team.”

To be reasonable, Tagovailoa’s previous battles in winter video games should not be exclusively credited to him. He was a novice throughout Miami’s roadway losses in Denver and in Buffalo late in the 2020 season. And, when it comes to Miami’s 30-point drubbing to end the season, Tagovailoa and the Dolphins’ offense tossed an uncharacteristically high volume of passes while attempting in vein to keep their playoff hopes alive. 

Tagovailoa’s other 2 winter losses came versus remarkable groups in Buffalo and Tennessee. Those video games likewise did not include his brand-new coach or pass receiver Tyreek Hill, who made a number of huge plays on Sunday night. 

A win this weekend would not just keep the Dolphins in the race to win the AFC East department title, it would likewise stop the growing story that Tagovailoa and Co. can’t get it performed in cold environments. 

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