Some of this site’s critics often say that we are too negative and too critical of the Dolphins. We usually defend ourselves by saying that we merely speak the truth. We try to leave opinions out of it.
Today, we’re here to go over some scenarios that could be very favorable to the Dolphins. This time, our critics will say we’re being too positive, which is something we don’t hear at Dolphins Truth too much. But here we go.
First of all, we might as well start with the bombshell that nobody else will be brave enough to state: The Miami Dolphins can still win the AFC East. There we said it. We believe it. The Phins can make it happen.
We are three games behind New England, with five to play. The Patriots face two difficult road games coming up. At Green Bay and then at San Diego. They will lose at least one. But they could lose both.
Meanwhile, Miami’s two next games are a road game against the Jets and then home vs. the Ravens.
The Jets will play tough in a prime time home game, and the crowd will be there to loudly hate the Dolphins. But this year, the Jets don’t measure up in any facet against us. Vick isn’t what he used to be. Their defense is not good. We have been playing great ball as of late, except for that blip in Denver.
Then comes the overrated Baltimore Ravens, who have built their 7-4 record mostly on an easy schedule, including easy victories over the nonexistent teams from the NFC like Carolina, Tampa Bay and Atlanta, and the perennial AFC losers like the Titans and Browns. When the Ravens face good offenses, they lose. Period.
So it’s possible that in two weeks, we sit at 8-5 and go into New England, who could be 9-4. And guess what? Game of the year with first place on the line. It could happen. If we beat New England (I know,,,there’s a lot of IFs, but you have to admit that our scenario is possible), then we own the tiebreaker over them. We’d both be at 9-5, and we had the tiebreaking edge. This scenario is not impossible.
I think we might have lost our last game of the season in Denver. The Defense is ready to be furious and take it out on the next few teams we face. And our offense just keeps getting better and better. This is a very realistic scenario.
As far as wild cards, I think we have a great chance here. We examined all the teams ahead of us, and there are plenty of tough games for them all, while we have a few easier games. Take nothing for granted, but you have to like our chances, at home, against lowly Minnesota, for example. Compare that to the Steelers, who have the Bengals TWICE, and Kansas City, and New Orleans. I like our chances.
It’s been a long time since I felt positive after a loss, but this Denver game might have been just what the doctor ordered. Last year, we played poorly in the last 2 games. This year–I have a great feeling–that all of this year’s poor games are behind us…