3. Miami starts fast, and Tampa Bay starts slow
I do not think the Miami Dolphins have a chance to win this game. The Dolphins are just a mess right now, and even though the Buccaneers are banged up, Miami still does not have a chance.
However, the game will not be a blowout, well, at least not in the first half.
My first bold prediction is that the Dolphins start fast, and the Buccaneers start slow. For the Buccaneers, they are coming off of an emotional, hard-fought game against Brady’s former team, the New England Patriots.
I think Brady and the Buccaneers will have a Patriots game hangover to start the game, and it will allow the Dolphins to get after them.
Miami should be able to get up on the Buccaneers early, just like they did against the Las Vegas Raiders. I think Miami will go into halftime winning the game before ultimately losing the game in the second half.
Miami’s hot start will be fun to watch for a little and at least not make the game a complete blowout like everyone thinks it will be.