It’s only the halfway mark of the season, but after a two game losing streak, the rats are jumping off the Miami Dolphins playoff ship. Let’s also mention that one of those losses was a blowout loss to the Ravens. Can this be true? Should we consider the season lost and pray for a “Suck for Luck” finale to this season? You know, we could use a high ranking quarterback. Unfortunately, QB is not the issue on this team, and getting a QB equal to Andrew Luck, if one even exists in this draft, will not improve the Dolphins much.
Here is what the sports analysts at MyTopSportsbooks foresees:
The Dolphins are 4-4 and in the thick of the AFC Wild Card race, sitting just one game back of division rival Buffalo for the final postseason berth. But all is not well in South Beach, the Phins have just a 6/1 chance (14.3%) to make the playoffs. Why is this number so down on the team after they made a surprise playoff push just last year? Myriad reasons: (1) they have a -63 point differential; (2) they are second-last in the league in DVOA (per FootballOutsiders); and (3) they still have to play the Patriots (twice), Chiefs and Panthers on the road. Expect significant regression in the back half of the year.
That is what “money” is telling us. Their first point is the -63 differential. That is a valid point as Jay Cutler has taken over a month into the season to shake off the rust after missing our offseason program. It would have taken even longer if Cutler did not have some experience in our system. I have to say that I am very pleased in the chemistry that he has with his receivers. But, at this stage of …read more