Week 5, Oct. 11th @ San Francisco
This matchup with the defending NFC champs is another great test of this growing Miami team. It also is going to be one tough matchup.
San Francisco proved itself capable of beating teams in a variety of different ways last year. Miami would need to pull off a major upset and play a perfect game (not nearly perfect, perfect) if they wanted to leave the west coast with a needed win.
It’s hard to say how the loss in the Super Bowl will affect this team, but I still expect them to be pretty good and I think they will beat the Dolphins at home
Overall Record: 2-3
Week 6, Oct. 18th @ Denver
This is going to be an interesting matchup and could be an extremely competitive game.
Denver started to come along a little bit late last season and most experts believe that Drew Lock is going to take a big step with the addition of a ton of new weapons for him to use. They added a top receiver in the draft in Jerry Jeudy and added Melvin Gordon in free agency, both of which could do well against any defense on any given Sunday.
I do think that Miami will, once again, keep this game close, but I worry the back to back travel weeks might slow them down a bit in the 4th quarter.
Overall Record: 2-4
Week 7, Oct. 25th vs Los Angeles Chargers
Miami finally gets to come home off of what could be a rough west coast trip.
Based on the way the first few weeks have gone, Miami should be itching to get a win at home. Los Angeles might be a surprisingly good team in 2020 without Philip Rivers, but I think this is one of those games where Miami will need to keep itself relevant in the playoff picture and play it’s heart out (not saying they won’t every game).
I’ll take the Dolphins in this one, and I’m going to predict that one of our rookie pass rushers is going to have a “welcome to the NFL” type game.
Overall Record: 3-4
Week 8, Nov. 1 vs Los Angeles Rams
Our second consecutive meeting with an LA team may be less exciting than the first. The Rams have have had an interesting couple of months, saying goodbye to Todd Gurley and Brandin Cooks, but will be getting a full season of Jalen Ramsey at corner.
Most importantly, Miami will need to make sure that Aaron Donald is controlled during this game if they want to stand a chance of winning. I think they will do an admirable job of it, but I see the last game tying drive getting wrecked by Donald.
Overall Record: 3-5