Miami Dolphins: Your rooting guide to Week 5’s games

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Miami Dolphins Week 5 Rooting Guide

Take Your Pick

There is no lack of parity in the NFL this season, as roughly half the league currently has a .500 record. Many of them will square off against each other during Week 5, and the AFC standings will have a bit more variety, for a week at least.

Here are the games that will affect the Dolphins, but you can take your pick on who to root for.

  • Bills/Steelers

We should have every interest in a loss from the Buffalo Bills if we have hopes of the Dolphins winning the AFC East, but this may not be the best match-up in that regard.

The visiting Steelers are 14-point underdogs, but a loss by them wouldn’t be entirely bad news for Miami. A Bills victory would sting, but if Pittsburgh were to drop this one, and the Dolphins could beat them on Sunday Night two weeks from now, then it would do wonders in eliminating them as a potential threat in the Wild Card race.

  • Browns/Chargers

Both the Browns and the Chargers could be considered surprises at 2-2, and for different reasons. But depending on which team you view as a long-term threat, you’ll have to choose who you root for in this one. Miami will play against both of these teams down the road, and the Chargers may pose more of a threat if the Chiefs continue to prevail in AFC West.

The visiting Chargers will be favored to be the team to improve to 3-2.