Miami Dolphins rooting guide for Week 4
Rams over 49ers
It is rare that fans of the Miami Dolphins would have a rooting interest in an all-NFC matchup so early in the season, but the 2022 season is being played under special circumstances for the San Francisco 49ers.
Due to the trade that moved them up in the 2021 NFL Draft and allowed them to select quarterback Trey Lance, the 49ers still owe the Dolphins a first round pick, which will conveyed in the 2023 Draft. Where San Francisco ends up in the standings will determine the position on the big board for Miami.
It used to be the cherry on top. The Dolphins once possessed two first round picks, the 49ers’ and their own, but were stripped of theirs due to the tampering allegations on owner Stephen Ross. They are now left with just the one from San Francisco, and it is in their best interest for that selection to be as high on the board as possible, and that means losing games for the 49ers.
The Rams may be the class of the NFC West and will be viewed as the better team in this match up, but San Francisco has had their number in recent years despite their overall success. Before winning the most recent meeting between the two, the Rams had lost their last 6 games against the 49ers.
This game will be played on Monday Night, so you will get to root against the 49ers in prime time two weeks in a row.