NFL, AFC East: Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins have chance to get back to winning ways on Thursday - live on Sky Sports
Last Updated: November 15, 2012 3:32pm
Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills meet on Thursday evening at Ralph Wilson Stadium looking to revive their faltering seasons.
The AFC East rivals have both fallen away after promising starts, Buffalo (3-6) losing their last three and Miami (4-5) their last two to allow the New England Patriots (6-3) to pull clear at the top of the division.
Buffalo, who lost 37-31 to the Patriots last Sunday, will be without running back Fred Jackson due to a concussion.
Jackson's absence leaves CJ Spiller to pick up the slack, unlikely to be a problem given he is averaging a league-high 7.3 yards per carry.
The Bills' defence is more of a concern, they rank last in the NFL against the run, have conceded an average of 31.7 points each week and will again be without injured defensive ends Chris Kelsay (neck) and Mark Anderson (knee).
Miami come into the match off the back of their heaviest defeat of the season, 37-3 at home against Tennessee Titans.
Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill was intercepted three times and running back Reggie Bush spent much of the second half on the bench after an early fumble.
The Dolphins at least have a healthy roster to choose from with only wide receiver Jabar Gaffney (knee) and tight end Jeron Mustard (hamstring) listed as questionable on the injury report.