The Dolphins have put themselves in great position again by rebounding from their three-game slide with convincing victories over both Baltimore and San Diego. But now comes the real fun.

The Dolphins have arrived at the month of December in total control of their destiny. It's simple, if they win the rest of their games, they will be the No. 1 seed in the AFC and have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

But the month of December hasn't been kind to the Dolphins in recent years, and they face some big tests this month, starting with Sunday's game at Buffalo.

Here's a glance at the Dolphins-Bills matchup.

WHO: Miami Dolphins (7-4) vs. Buffalo Bills (5-6)

WHEN: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

WHERE: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, N.Y.

TV: CBS (Greg Gumbel, play-by-play; Phil Simms, analysis; Armen Keteyian, sidelines)

LINE: Dolphins by 2

NFL RANKINGS: Dolphins — 16th in the NFL in total offense, 6th in rushing offense, 22nd in passing offense, 3rd in total defense, 2nd in rushing defense, 6th in passing defense

Bills — 9th in total offense, 25th in rushing offense, 3rd in passing offense, 22nd in total defense, 26th in rushing defense, 17th in passing defense

COACHES: Dolphins, Dave Wannstedt (3rd year with team); Bills, Gregg Williams (2nd year with team)

SERIES RECORD: Dolphins lead 47-29-1 (Buffalo is 3-1 in playoffs)

LAST FIVE MEETINGS: 2002 at Miami, Bills 23, Dolphins 10

2002 at Miami, Dolphins 34, Bills 7

2001 at Buffalo, Dolphins 34, Bills 27

2000 at Buffalo, Dolphins 33, Bills 6

2000 at Miami, Dolphins 22, Bills 13

INJURIES: Dolphins — WR Cris Carter (kidney), QB Jay Fiedler (thumb) and S Brock Marion (back) are questionable; DE David Bowens (knee), T Mark Dixon (ankle) and WR James McKnight (back) are probable.

Bills — CB Antoine Winfield (leg) is probable.

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