The Miami Dolphins knew they were on the rise heading into 2013. Apparently they forgot to tell the rest of the NFL world. While the Dolphins are a surprise 2-0 team on paper, they’re actually built to compete in the AFC East right now, and possibly for a wild card playoff spot in a suddenly weak AFC conference. With that said, their two wins have come in what some are calling cupcake match-ups, as they topped a Cleveland Browns team that nobody is projecting to be anything more than mediocre.
However, with the Dolphins looking to be the favorites (-.5 to -1.5) with the Atlanta Falcons coming to town, a third straight win could arguably catapult them from a decent young team on the rise to a team other NFL teams will have to start to fear.
After all, the Dolphins play host the Falcons and boast a defense that has recorded four interceptions and has allowed just 30 points through two weeks.
Despite the ascension and potential for greater heights, Miami fans are getting a quality product at home for just $151 on average. Dolphins tickets for this game in particular is actually coming in at $111 on average (26% below the season average), with a more than reasonable get-in tag of just $28.
Needless to say, Dolphins fans are getting a 2-0 team against the Falcons, a team that was a fourth down conversion away from the Super Bowl in last year’s NFC title game. A win would officially put them on the map in 2013, while at the very least Miami fans could be getting a ridiculous deal and an exciting matchup that could go down to the wire.
For more on the Dolphins, and other surprising teams of the early NFL season, check out this article on Forbes.