In a matchup that could have playoff implications, the Miami Dolphins (2-7) are at home this afternoon against the Buffalo Bills (5-4). The Dolphins started off this season on a dismal foot, losing their first seven games in a row, but have since righted the ship and are on a two game win streak. Meanwhile, the Bills are sitting one game behind the Patriots in the AFC East, but they have lost two games in a row and desperately need to win to keep their playoff hopes alive.
This game also marks the first time that former Miami head coach Dave Wannstedt will return to Sun Life Stadium, as he's the assistant head coach for the Bills. But even though Wannstedt led the Dolphins to the playoffs twice under his tenure, Dolphins fans don't seem to remember him in a good light:
Even though Wannstedt is the second winningest coach in Miami history (42 wins, trailing Don Shula by just 215), and owns the best wining percentage in franchise history at .575, don't expect any cheering for the "Stache" as he comes into the stadium.
Of all the Miami Dolphins head coaches, the hatred felt by most Dolphins fans for Wannstedt is only surpassed by the collective loathing of university of Alabama head coach Nick Satan - I mean Nick Saban.
Wannstedt carried the Dolphins to incredible regular season success, but he could never translate it into postseason victories. He also left abruptly in the 2004 season after his shiny winning percentage was being ruined by a rough 1-8 start. So how will fans react to his reappearance? Will they react at all? We'll see soon enough.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, November 20; 1:00pm EST
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
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