11 wins Miami Dolphins makes the playoffs
The Miami Dolphins will face the New York Jets, in Miami to wrap up their 2022 regular season. A tough season will come to an end and the postseason will begin the following week. Hopefully.
There is a path to 11 wins, perhaps the Dolphins lose to the Bengals and beat the Browns. Maybe they lose to the Ravens but beat the Chargers or even split with the Bills.
Regardless, there is a path. Uneasy as it will be.
This final wrap to the season will be tough. The Jets’ season will have been over for a while and they would like nothing but to put a damper on the Dolphins’ season in front of the Miami home crowd.
The Jets won’t be a slouch but this is a game that Miami should be dreaming of. A week 18 matchup against a team that they should easily beat during a playoff chase. If Miami can’t beat NY in Miami, week 18, with the playoffs on the line, they don’t deserve to be there.
Naturally, not all of these games will go as I have said and Miami could just as easily finish the year 8-9. Considering it is only three games that will make a team an 11-win franchise or a below .500 team.