Predicting Miami Dolphins final games and why they won’t make playoffs

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When the Miami Dolphins head into their final two weeks they will face possibly the top two seeds in the NFL playoff chase. The Tennessee Titans will be the first on that list.

Miami will head to Tennessee where they will face former starting QB Ryan Tannehill who has the Titans tied for the best record in the AFC alongside Miami’s week 18 opponent, the Patriots.

The Titans are likely to be without Derrick Henry, as we discussed here on Sunday. That won’t matter too much. The Titans have very good WRs and may have A.J. Brown back.

Tennessee is Miami’s biggest hurdle in their chase for the play offs. They are a well disciplined team who finds ways to win. They are capable of scoring quickly and their defense is strong. The Dolphins offense is going to have to win this game and that may be a challenge for a team that lacks a quality running game.

The fact Miami can’t run the ball well is a problem and I see the Titans taking advantage of that. With Ryan Tannehill playing consistent football and the Titans defense good enough to beat the Dolphins without help from the offense, I don’t see the Dolphins winning this game unless Brian Flores and his two-OCs come up with an exceptional game plan.

For these reasons, I don’t see the Dolphins winning this game but they have the ability to as we saw against the Ravens. To win, they will have to be nearly perfect.