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

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Miami Dolphins Week 5 Rooting Guide

Take Your Pick:

  • Chiefs/Raiders

These are two teams headed in opposite directions in the AFC West, as the first place Chiefs will host the last place Raiders on Monday Night Football.

The Chiefs will be favored, and rightfully so. The Raiders didn’t pick up their first victory of the season until last week, and Kansas City will be looking to nab a quick win before playing against the Bills and 49ers in the coming weeks.

Take your pick on this one. If the Raiders win, then the Chiefs will drop to 3-2 and the Dolphins could climb to the top of the AFC standings with a win themselves. If the Chiefs win, then the Raiders will drop to 1-4, all but eliminating them from a potential playoff run.

  • Ravens/Bengals

A battle of two teams that Miami played against during the first quarter of the season, both the Ravens and Bengals sit at 2-2. It will be the Sunday Night match-up for the week, and the winner will sit atop the division if Cleveland loses to Los Angeles, making it a high-stakes game early in the schedule.

The Dolphins will hold the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Ravens for the season but have lost that edge to the Bengals. In terms of very early playoff implications, it may be in our best interest to see the Ravens win this one. They currently sit as 3+ point favorites.