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Are the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins Rivals?

Yes, the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins have a rivalry within the National Football League. Both the Bills and the Dolphins compete for supremacy within the AFC East, and play each other twice a season. The winner of the AFC East gets an automatic bid into the NFL playoffs, which adds a layer of ferocity to the rivalry between these two historic clubs. Both clubs have also had recent success, so the competitiveness of their rivalry has increased a notch.

Who are the Buffalo Bills’ Biggest Rivals?

The Buffalo Bills’ biggest rivals are their foes that they share the AFC East with: the Miami Dolphins, the New England Patriots and the New York Jets. The rivalries with the Patriots and Jets are also fiercely competitive because they are also geographically-based, meaning the three clubs compete with one another for fans as well as bragging rights. The Bills also have historic rivalries with the Tennessee Titans, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Who are the Miami Dolphins’ Biggest Rivals?

Despite being the geographical outlier, the Miami Dolphins’ biggest rivals are their peers in the AFC East: the Buffalo Bills, the New England Patriots and the New York Jets. The Dolphins also have geographic rivalries with their fellow Sunshine State franchises: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Finally, the Dolphins have historic rivalries with the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Game Results Between the Dolphins & Bills

The Bills and Dolphins played their first game against one another on September 18, 1966 when the Bills thumped Miami 58-24. Between 1966 and 2023, the two franchises met 119 times, with Miami holding a narrow head-to-head edge: 62-56-1. However, Buffalo has handled Miami comfortably in playoff matchups, winning four out of five games against the Dolphins, including the 1992 AFC Championship game.

DateHome TeamAway TeamLocationWinnerScore
01/15/2023BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo34-31
12/17/2022BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo32-29
09/25/2022DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumMiami21-19
10/31/2021BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo26-11
09/19/2021DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumBuffalo35-0
01/03/2021BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo56-26
09/20/2020DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumBuffalo31-28
11/17/2019DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumBuffalo37-20
10/20/2019BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo31-21
12/30/2018BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo42-17
12/02/2018DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumMiami21-17
12/31/2017DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumBuffalo22-16
12/17/2017BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo24-16
12/24/2016BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumMiami34-31
10/23/2016DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumMiami28-25
11/08/2015BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo33-17
09/27/2015DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumBuffalo41-14
11/13/2014DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumMiami22-9
09/14/2014BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo29-10
12/22/2013BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo19-0
10/20/2013DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumBuffalo23-21
12/23/2012DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumMiami24-10
11/15/2012BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo19-14
12/18/2011BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumMiami30-23
11/20/2011DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumMiami35-8
12/19/2010DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumBuffalo17-14
09/12/2010BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumMiami15-10
11/29/2009BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo31-14
10/04/2009DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumMiami38-10
12/07/2008BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumMiami16-3
10/26/2008DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumMiami25-16
12/09/2007BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo38-17
11/11/2007DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumBuffalo13-10
12/17/2006BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo21-0
09/17/2006DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumBuffalo16-6
12/04/2005DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumMiami24-23
10/09/2005BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo20-14
12/05/2004DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumBuffalo42-32
10/17/2004BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo20-13
12/21/2003BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumMiami20-3
09/21/2003DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumMiami17-7
12/01/2002BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo38-21
10/20/2002DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumBuffalo23-10
01/06/2002DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumMiami34-7
11/25/2001BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumMiami34-27
12/03/2000BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumMiami33-6
10/08/2000DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumMiami22-13
11/14/1999BillsDolphinsHighmark StadiumBuffalo23-3
10/04/1999DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumBuffalo23-18
01/02/1999DolphinsBillsHard Rock StadiumMiami24-17

Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins History

The history between the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins dates back to a rivalry that began brewing in the American Football League. Buffalo beat Miami in their first two games against each other by a combined score of 87-24. However, Miami exacted their revenge, winning three out of the next four games. Thus, the rivalry began.

Following the NFL–AFL merger, Miami went on one of the most impressive runs of dominance across the NFL. However, the Dolphins’ dominance of the Bills was especially impressive: Miami won all 20 games against Buffalo in the 1970s, a perfect 20-0. They won games in every form and fashion, from the 1971 dominance at home 34-0 to the 1979 escape at Buffalo 9-7.

Things evened out in the ’80s, with Buffalo claiming 9 out of 20 games, then Buffalo went on a run of dominance in the NFL of their own. While they have never claimed a Super Bowl title, Buffalo won four consecutive AFC Championship titles and in doing so, beat Miami 15 out of 24 times. This also included three playoff victories over the Dolphins. Entering 2023, Buffalo has continued their impressive run against Miami, winning six out of seven since the new decade. While Miami beat Buffalo 21-19 at home in 2022 to split the regular season head-to-head, the Bills got their revenge in the AFC Wild Card Round, winning 34-31.

Where Do the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills Play?

Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens outside of Miami-Dade has been the home of the Miami Dolphins since 1987. The stadium has a unique, flat-top roof with four spires and an open roof. With a maximum stadium capacity of 80,120 (record-setting at the 2013 BCS National Championship Game), the stadium has hosted a number of additional events outside of Dolphins home games, including the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix, the Miami Hurricanes football team, and the Orange Bowl.

The Buffalo Bills have called Highmark Stadium, formerly known as Ralph Wilson Stadium and New Era Field, and commonly referred to as “The Ralph”. The Bills’ home since August 1973, Highmark Stadium is one of the oldest NFL stadiums in operation. The Ralph presents one of the most unique home field advantages for a team, especially come playoff time, but more so due to the extreme cold weather of Buffalo in the winter months. The stadium has hosted several snow and ice games in the playoffs. Highmark Stadium has a maximum capacity of 71,608 fans.

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