When the Buffalo Bills face the Miami Dolphins on Sundayit will be the third time this season that the two AFC East foes have met.

The Bills enter Sunday’s wild card game as heavy favorites with the Dolphins limping into the playoffs, losers of five of six and without their best passer in Tua Tagovailoa.

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, right, sits on the bench against the Packers at Hard Rock Stadium on December 25, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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However, a interdivision playoff matchup it has always created unique matchups, especially since the past two games between the Bills and Dolphins have gone over the edge.

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Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins spoke to the media Wednesday and offered his thoughts on facing Miami for the third time this season.

«We just have history. It’s just the history that comes with it,» Dawkins told reporters.

Dion Dawkins, number 73 of the Buffalo Bills, celebrates after an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at Highmark Stadium on December 17, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York.

Dion Dawkins, number 73 of the Buffalo Bills, celebrates after an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at Highmark Stadium on December 17, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York.
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«If you date someone three times, know that he or she, whoever you’re with, likes a Lemon Drop or a Shirley Temple,» she continued. «That’s what you need to know. I look for what it is. I don’t do all this giant stuff. Let’s go on our third date. Hopefully we can get them home.»

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The two teams split the season series with Miami beating the Bills in Week 3 and Buffalo winning in Week 15.

Both games were played with Tagovailoa under center for the Dolphins, who was ruled out for Sunday’s wild card Wednesday’s game due to a concussion suffered in Week 16.

Buffalo Bills number 73 Dion Dawkins walks into the stadium before a game against the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium on January 8, 2023 in Orchard Park, New York.

Buffalo Bills number 73 Dion Dawkins walks into the stadium before a game against the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium on January 8, 2023 in Orchard Park, New York.
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«Until today, Tua has not been doctor approved to resume football activities on the field with his teammates, for that and for the time he’s missed, I can rule him out for Sunday,» head coach Mike McDaniel said, according to NFL Network.

Miami is preparing as if rookie Skylar Thompson is going to get the starting nod as backup Teddy Bridgewater tries to recover from a dislocated little finger on his throwing hand.

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