3 sneaky keys to try and get the Miami Dolphins back to winning vs Patriots
By Matt Serniak
I know it seems impossible to think or believe given that the state of the Miami Dolphins is at a season low. But and it’s a big but, but if the Miami Dolphins win their next two games and get into the playoffs against whoever it is, we will feel better and possibly even forget about the terrible week it was to be a fan of this team this week. We also will be convincing ourselves that they can win their Wild Card game. That’s how winning and confidence works.
I know many have written off this season due to losing 4 straight and Tua Tagovailoa essentially being out indefinitely, but I would like to see the Dolphins in the playoffs even if it means they get their doors blown off. It will be better to be able to say we got to the playoffs with a rookie head coach rather than say the Dolphins were 8-3 and totally collapsed.
The New England Patriots, believe it or not, are in a worse situation, franchise-wise. They have no clue what they’re doing or really what any part of their team’s future holds. They aren’t a good team and though they still have playoff hopes, they aren’t anywhere as doable as the Miami Dolphins are.
Win and have the Jets lose on the road in Seattle and the Dolphins are in. The Miami Dolphins are certainly capable, with Teddy Bridgewater, going to Foxboro and winning a game. Bridgewater doesn’t have to play well and they could win. That’s how bad the Patriots are.
We keep hearing from plenty of folks, that it’s about getting into the tournament(playoffs) because once you’re in who knows what’s going to happen? There have been teams, often enough, that limped into the playoffs, have a glaring weakness, or have a backup QB leading them, go on runs to the conference title games, or even the Super Bowl.
I give you the Bengals of last year. They had exactly zero offensive line. They were one drive away from winning the Super Bowl. The Eli Manning led Giants teams. They were Wild Card teams. They won it twice. The Nick Foles led Eagles; they won the whole thing. It takes the entire team believing in each other, a little bit of luck, and making plays when it counts. Am I to understand that there is no reality that exists where Teddy Bridgewater and all the offensive firepower can’t go on a run?
It kind of has to start this week if this run is going to happen. Yes, the Miami Dolphins can still get in the playoffs with a loss this week, but I’d rather not have to need that much help.
To get one step closer to the playoffs, the Miami Dolphins need to adhere to the following keys. I’m not going to bore you with the obvious 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 Patriots. Win this game and you can change the feeling of the whole fan base.