The Miami Dolphins will finish the 2018 season with a road game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Miami was eliminated from playoff contention last week and only draft placement is potentially up for grabs in this game. The Dolphins can avoid a losing record with a win, but the odds are stacked against them. Miami is 1-6 away from Hard Rock Stadium this season and Sunday's forecast calls for some cold weather.
In addition to this being Miami's last game of the year, it could also close the book on Ryan Tannehill's time with the Dolphins. Tannehill has battled injuries and inconsistency across multiple seasons, with Miami missing the postseason in most of those years. The Dolphins are prepared to move on from Tannehill in the off-season, according to a report by the Miami Herald.
Head coach Adam Gase may also not have much job security after this game. The Dolphins are 23-24 under Gase and his decision making has come under scrutiny at times. Gase has two years remaining on his contract after this year, but owner Stephen Ross could decide to clean house. Miami however has battled plenty of injuries this season, which may help Gase's case for another chance.
Kenyan Drake will have a chance to eclipse 1,000 scrimmage yards in this game. Drake is only 83 yards shy of the mark, with 492 of the yards coming on the ground. With Frank Gore down for the season, Drake figures to once again see an increased workload in this game. The 24-year old took a step back in production this season in the running game, but he made improvements on the receiving end.
Ziggy Hood, Andre Branch, Xavien Howard, T.J. McDonald and Kiko Alonso were all listed as questionable on Miami's final injury report.
Sunday's season finale is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.