The Miami Dolphins lost seven straight games in the beginning of the 2011-12 season. Since then, they have won three straight games against Kansas City, Washington, and Buffalo.
Dallas, Oakland, Philadelphia, Buffalo, New England, and New York are the teams left on the Miami Dolphins remaining schedule. It’s tough to win out but I believe the Dolphins can beat all of these teams left in the season.
A battle of who can keep their streak alive sums up the game between the Cowboys and Dolphins. The Dallas Cowboys have three consecutives wins of their own going into week 12. So who gets their fourth? I have always said Tony Romo is one of the most inconsistent quarterbacks in the NFL and still believe it, despite where the Cowboys are. Romo has 2,000 passing yards with 19 touchdowns and two interceptions this season but the question that rises is which Tony Romo will show up week in and week out. With the Cowboys standing on top of the NFC East (6-4), there is some kind of urgency to stay on top of the one of the toughest divisions in the league especially with the Eagles struggling.
The Oakland Raiders has been one of the biggest suprising teams this year leading the AFC West with six wins. The reason why they have been on a roll is their tenaisity in running the football.This year Oakland averages roughly 156 rushing yards per game. Plus with the acquistion of Carson Palmer sure gives them a more dynamic offense since the Rich Gannon days. Oakland could indefinitely lock up the AFC West with the San Diego Chargers struggling and the Denver Broncos hoping.
Philadelphia has gone from the toughest team in the NFL in the beginning of the season to becoming one of the worst teams in the league. Is it because of injuries? I think even if Vick and Jeremy Maclin were healthy it wouldn’t matter, the team has not been in sync. Vince Young had one heck of a performance down the stretch on Monday Night but it’s tough to think that Vince Young could be their starting quarterback week in and week out.
Seeing how the Dolphins dominated the Bills Sunday, there will be an essence of revenge in the air and a fight for who can keep up with the New England Patriots and N.Y. Jets in the AFC East standings. Buffalo’s woes are becoming even worse now that Fred Jackson is out for a good while with a calf injury.
What is left in front are New England and New York. As of late New England has had troubles on the defensive side of the ball, especially with the pass rush. The Patriots are last in allowed passing yards with 300 yards. If Matt Moore can be secured he could go off and have a field day throwing to his destined targets.
New York is having conflicts across the line especially at the quarterback position. Mark Sanchez could have to hand the reign to 41-year-old Marc Brunell. The Jets average 218 passing yards per game, which is 20th in the NFL and struggling to run the ball consistently has to be in the mindset of Rex Ryan. Does he bench Sanchez for the 41-year-old?
All of these teams have some conflicts and woes in their organization thus far and could be troubling down the stretch. With the Miami Dolphins are on the rise. Change in the standings coming soon?