I won’t bore you with what we already know. The Dolphins will make the playoffs 4 different ways. A loss by Browns, Ravens, or Colts or a Dolphin win.
The troubling part is that all 4 of the teams we need to win will be big underdogs. The Steelers were our best shot, and they (correctly) will rest their starters. In years past, you might as well look onto 2021. The Dolphins NEVER ever seem to get help when we need it. But 2020 is insane, and good things happen to us.
Just last weekend, the Jets beat the Browns, which was miracle #2 after our own lucky win at the Raiders (which was obviously miracle #1).
The road to the playoffs is tough, but not impossible. I don’t expect the Bills to lay down. While they don’t want to face the Ravens or the Titans in the playoffs, they would certainly rather face the Browns over the Dolphins. Browns are an easy playoff win, whereas the Dolphins are an intangible upset machine. Plus, you never want to lay down and allow your division rival to come to your house and make the playoffs at your expense. So the Bills will try to beat Miami and see if the Browns can take over our current playoff spot.
Brian Flores must have the guys ready to win OUR OWN game. No scoreboard watching.
If we lose, then we worry about the other help. 3 games are early, and the Colts game is late.
Root extra-double passionately for the Bengals. A Bengal win gets us into the playoffs AND assures that Houston’s pick will come before Cincy’s!!
Also, finally, let’s not kid ourselves, as the Dolphins are not poised to beat the Saints or Chiefs or Packers or other legit contenders. Usually I say “just making it” into the playoffs is not a good goal to have: it must instead be Super Bowl win or nothing. But in this case of 2020, considering where we were last year, getting a playoff game under our belts would be incredibly impressive.