3 sneaky keys for the Miami Dolphins to get back to winning vs the Packers

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Everything the Miami Dolphins have wanted is still obtainable even after losing three straight. I mean, I’m sure they wanted to win the division as well but we’re not going to focus on that. We’re going to focus on getting into the playoffs. With a win on Sunday, the day he was born, the Miami Dolphins will only be one win away from getting into the postseason for the first time since 2016.

The last time we saw the Miami Dolphins, they were playing their hearts out up in Buffalo. I said earlier in the week that there are no moral victories only wins and losses. But, you would have to be a real Scrooge if you didn’t come out of the Dolphins-Bills game feeling better about the team compared to how we felt after the Chargers game.

In a near-playoff atmosphere, the Dolphins had the Bills beaten. Then Josh Allen put on his cape and showed what real power truly is. Miami let them off the hook in pure Denny Green fashion.

The Dolphins showed they could play big-boy football and that they could be the team nobody wants to play in the AFC. They have to get there first.

Thanks to Zach Wilson being the epitome of gross last night against the Jaguars, the Dolphins are in the playoffs with any two victories out of their next three games. They have two games at home, one of them this week against a Packers team that is still alive in the NFC playoff chase.

I’d like to say it should feel great for the Dolphins to get back to South Beach but the entire country is getting hit with enough arctic air that will get The Day After Tomorrow truthers all tingly. It’s looking like it will be 55 degrees and rainy, which is a beach day up in Wisconsin.

No matter. The Dolphins dealt with tough weather last week.

To increase their playoff odds, the Miami Dolphins really need to beat the Packers. I think if they play at all like they did last week, they certainly will.

To do that, the Miami Dolphins need to adhere to following these keys to victory. I’m not going to bore you with the obvious ones such as keeping penalties down, win the turnover battle, establish the run, tackle, don’t get beat deep, block, convert 3rd downs, get off the field on 3rd downs, and a billion other football cliches and jargon. No, these are some sneaky, underrated, Miami Dolphins-centric level keys to this particular game against the Packers. Win this game and you’re one step closer to the playoffs and you can let everyone know that you’re here to stay.