Just keep telling yourself that it’s not the Dolphins’ fault that the NFL has some weak teams. It’s not our fault that no Dolphin win came against a winning team.
In general, we are beating the teams we are supposed to be beating, and that is a great step forward. In the past, we weren’t doing this. We would let the bad teams keep the game close or even win the game outright, leaving us with a sinking feeling, especially in December.
Step one of correcting that is complete, as the Dolphins won a laugher at Washington. Our backups played a majority of the game, and they excelled over the Commanders’ starters. It was a pleasure to watch.
We have two more doormats coming up, both at home. Then comes significantly better teams with Dallas coming to town, then at Baltimore, then the final game vs. Buffalo. I have to expect the worst and we lose those last three games. So winning the next two easy games is very important.
It’s way too early to figure out the playoff seed possibilities, but the Chiefs’ loss yesterday certainly helps. A Jags loss on Monday would be even better.
Jerome Baker’s knee is week to week, which is great news considering it looked like an ACL.
We play on Monday Night Football next week, but in a weird, stupid twist thanks to Roger Goodell and his infatuation with TV revenue, we won’t be the main game. There are TWO different MNF games next week, so we won’t get Aikman and Buck calling the game, but a couple of ABC b-listers.