5 games the Miami Dolphins must win regardless of date and location

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The Houston Texans can’t be mentioned without images of Laremy Tunsil cruising into your Miami Dolphins brain and this year will not be any different.

The Texans are not expected to be a good football team this year. Better? Probably but by how much is the question. They have finally traded Deshaun Watson and will roll with Davis Mills for at least one more year.

Houston has problems, no pun intended. They have holes on defense, the offensive line, running back, and more. They have infused the team with youth but they are still a bit away from making a major impact on opponents.

This is a letdown type of game for the Dolphins as the Texans could be challenging for a top-five draft in 2023. Miami has to make sure that they are not one of those wins that shock the rest of the NFL.

Weather won’t be a problem or shouldn’t be. The game will be played in Miami and an early game will help, given the heat index in south Florida but even a late-season matchup won’t affect anything between the two clubs.