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

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The Lions and Dolphins may face each other on Thanksgiving Day in 2022 and that might be the biggest factor in a Miami Dolphins win.

Traditionally, the Lions play well enough to win on Thanksgiving and while they had a very good 2022 draft, they too have a lot of growing to do. Dan Campbell will face his former team when Miami arrives in Motown and there is nothing he would like more than to beat them.

For Miami, this is a game that they should win and with the weather, not an issue given the dome the Lions play in, this game will come down to execution and preparation and Miami should be the better-prepared team.

If this game does come on Thanksgiving, it will be a midseason battle that turns the season into the 2nd half and Miami needs to be on a roll if they have any post-season aspirations. Losing to the Lions would likely put a big nail in those plans but this is a game Miami should walk away from in victory. The team is just too good with quality players at each position making this game more of a problem for the Lions.