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Pregame Notes | Dolphins at Bills

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  • The Dolphins will have the exact same lineup as last week when they face the Buffalo Bills in their season finale Sunday.
  • That means rookie first-round pick Minkah Fitzpatrick again will start at safety in place of veteran T.J. McDonald and second-year player Torry McTyer again will start at cornerback in place of Pro Bowl selection Xavien Howard.
  • It will be the fourth consecutive game Howard will miss and he will finish the season with seven interceptions. Heading into the final week of the NFL season, he is tied for first in the league with Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller.
  • McDonald will miss a second consecutive game because of an ankle injury.
  • Linebacker Kiko Alonso will be active for a second consecutive game despite being listed as questionable because of knee/hamstring injuries.
  • He did not play against the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday, though Head Coach Adam Gase said Alonso felt better this week.
  • Along with Howard and McDonald, the Dolphins inactives will be QB David Fales, G Isaac Asiata, T Zach Sterup, DT Kendrick Norton and WR Isaiah Ford.
  • The list of Bills inactives includes QB Derek Anderson, WR Deonte Thompson, RB Keith Ford, CB Ryan Lewis, LB Julian Stanford, DE Eddie Yarbrough and G Vladimir Ducasse.
  • Rookie first-round pick Minkah Fitzpatrick will serve as a game captain.
  • The forecast for Orchard Park, New York, according to AccuWeather, calls for temperatures between 35-37 from 1 to 4 p.m. with partly cloudy skies and winds between 21-23 mph.
  • The Dolphins will be wearing their white jerseys with aqua pants.

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