The Miami Dolphins are 3-0 for the first time since 2002, making it a very exciting time for both the organization and the fans. While this streak has shocked the nation, the team will have to face some difficult teams coming up this season.
This Monday, the Dolphins will travel to New Orleans to face the undefeated Saints. The very next week, the Dolphins will face the defending champion Baltimore Ravens. Week 8, the Dolphins head to Foxborough to play the New England Bradys (Patriots). Following the Patriots, the Dolphins face the Bengals, Buccaneers, and Chargers.
With the schedule that the Dolphins have, I believe that they can run the table in their division. I also believe that they can beat just about every team that they face this year. I’m not saying that they will go undefeated, but an 11-5 or 12-4 record is very possible. In order for that to happen, the Dolphins will have to maintain two things: health and consistency.
The Dolphins have already had to sign defensive tackle Marvin Austin due to injuries this year. The Dolphins MUST stay healthy if they want to continue their success. While the injury wasn’t serious, Cameron Wake had to sit part of last week due to being hurt. As long as Miami can keep the injuries down , they will be able to compete with any other team in the NFL.
Consistency has been a problem for Miami for so many years. The Dolphins’ biggest problem has always been that they either start poorly or end poorly. If the Dolphins can stay consistent and have the ability to bounce back from any losses, then expect to see them in the playoffs. The division is at it’s weakest right now. This is the time for Miami to take over as the division leader.
The Dolphins are in good position to have one of their best seasons in the past 10 years. The division has weakened, they finally have an offense that can score points, and they have a favorable schedule. If Miami takes one game at a time, they will continue their hot streak.