The Miami Dolphins face the third toughest schedule of the next 2020 season. What could their total win / loss look like?
The full NFL schedule was released on Thursday evening and fans across the country were able to start playing the famous win / loss game to predict their team’s performance in the coming season. This centuries-old tradition will continue here as I explore the Miami Dolphin calendar and try to see how they will end the season.
There are still so many unknowns in this season for the Dolphins. The team spent a lot on free agency and plugged a lot of holes along the list with how they spent their working capital. Still, questions remain as to whether the offensive line will gel with the new talent and to what extent the defense additions can help elevate this entire unit.
Regardless of these questions, I will make my predictions for their final win / loss record based on their appearance on paper. There are a lot of advantages to this team, but at this time, we don’t know how far some of our talented recruits will adapt to the NFL or how quickly they will adapt. All this is taken into account in these forecasts.
In addition, as a side note, the over / under for dolphins is 6.
Week 1, September 13 @ New England
It will be an impressive test of how far the Dolphins have raced in the offseason and how much the Patriots have fallen in that same period.
New England lost a ton of weapons throughout the offseason on both sides of the ball, Miami retrieving some of its defensive playmakers. That said, Bill Belichick is still the team’s coach and I can hardly doubt it until he gives me reason to do so.
That being said, with Miami’s overhauled high school and New England quarterback questions, I think Miami could take another Patriots game at home.
Week 2, September 20 against Buffalo
It’s a little more complicated for me than the Patriots. Buffalo has had a good season making the playoffs on the back of an improved Josh Allen and a high-level defensive unit.
Buffalo added Stefon Diggs this offseason and a few defensive additions to the draft that could disrupt Miami’s offensive game plan.
The biggest question will be whether the Dolphins can overcome the bump against a team that seems to have had its number in recent seasons.
Unfortunately, I expect the bills to be good this year and take the first meeting here in Miami
General record: 1-1
Week 3, September 24 @ Jacksonville
Miami’s only prime time game is against a team that looked like the Dolphins last year. Jacksonville spent most of the past year sending out talented players and exasperating others. The Jaguars seem to be a bit messy at this point, which leads me to believe that the Dolphins should be able to win this one without much problem.
The Dolphins’ defense should put a lot of pressure on Gardner Minshew II and force him to make several turnovers during the competition. I could see that it was the game where defense of the Dolphins comes into play
General file: 2-1
Week 4, October 4 vs Seattle
Week 4 marks the start of a fairly difficult series for the Dolphins.
Seattle just had a great season in 2019. It was a team that seemed destined to race the Super Bowl, if it did not have to run into the San Francisco juggernaut twice in the year.
The Seahawks still seem to be playing a quality defense and Russel Wilson is one of the best quarterbacks in the game today. Miami can keep the game close, but if I’m being honest with myself, I see the Dolphins abandoning their second home game.