Will The Dolphins Win a Game This Year?

Will the Dolphins win a game this year? Seems like a ridiculous question, but the reality is they may not. Of their 10 remaining games, 9 of those teams are at or above .500. The lone team under .500 is the 2-4 Philadelphia Eagles who they play in Miami on December 11th. They also have the 3-3 Washington Redskins coming to Miami on November 13th. The way the Dolphins play at home, they might have had a better shot at winning these games if they were on the road.

Kansas City, who the Dolphins visit on November 6th started the year 0-3 and looked terrible doing it has turned things around and won the last three. Miami will head to 3-3 Dallas on Thanksgiving day and unless Leon Lett is lurking somewhere, I don't see a W there.

Those are the 4 games the Dolphins have remaining against teams at or below .500. When you think of how they played yesterday against the 1-4 Broncos, it really hard to imagine them beating anybody. Philly is a physical team and better than their 2-4 record, plus the game is in Miami, where the Dolphins seem to enjoy tormenting their fans.

I'm thinking that maybe that game at home against Washington. They will likely be 3-5 and on a 4 game slide when they roll into town. Right now their starting QB is former Dolphin John Beck. They have not been playing well as of late. Could that be the game the losing stops for at least a week?

Here is a far fetched possibility. Week 15 rolls around and the Patriots are 13-2 and have wrapped up home field throughout the playoffs. Would Bill Belichick go as far as to play 3rd team players in an attempt to keep the Dolphins from getting the 1st round pick that would likely bring them Andrew Luck? My buddy Mike O would say it's a conspiracy theory and no one would lose on purpose like that, but this is Belichick we're talking about. The guy would do just about anything to keep his competition down. That also leads to the question, could the Dolphins beat the Patriots 3rd string players?

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  1. When the Colts lost to the Jets 2 years back on purpose Week 16, how did that work out? The team went in a funk and didn't win the superbowl. They were 14-0 up till that point. Plus its only a 53 man roster, you can't bench everyone.

    Nobody is going to lose on purpose. EVER! It's silly. These players/coaches only care about themselves, their CONTRACTS, and their $$$$$. If they go out and "lose" on purpose it effects their lifestyle! It isn't going to happen

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  2. After seeing what happened to Wes Welker in a "meaningless" game two years ago, Belichick is almost certain to play third-stringers in that upcoming game vs. the Dolphins. Those third-stringers will be playing their hearts out to try to stay on the Patriot roster.

    Still maintain that a playoff-bound team will let down and lose to the Dolphins. Could be in the upcoming game against the Giants.

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  3. Mike, I didn't say anyone was going to lose on purpose. My scenario is that New England has home field wrapped up throughout the playoffs and Belichick fields a team of reserves, in effect resting his starters and giving the Dolphins a better chance to win what to him is a meaningless game.

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  4. He can't field a team of reserves with a 53 man roster. This isn't the friggin preseason where 80 guys dress for a game. Aside from benching Brady (which if he does in Week 16 would look foolish) starters are gonna be playing

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  5. Why would he look foolish for resting his starters for the playoffs? Even if they sit them after a quarter? If you're 12-2 and have home field wrapped up,I think it would be hard to look foolish unless you play your starters all the way through meaningless games and someone gets hurt.

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  6. because its a failed system that has never worked!! Not once, not ever! Whenever teams rest guys going into the playoffs they lose. Indy lost when they did it 2 years ago and they did it numerous times before that and lost/choked. As did Cincy that same year, they laid down for the Jets and it cost them the next week when the Jets beat them in the playoffs. NE hasn't won a playoff game since their unbeaten season, you don't take your foot off the pedal in the NFL!

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  7. Never? Not once? I seem to recall the Dolphins resting most of their starters for the last game of the 1973 season. They went on to beat Minny 24-7 in the SB :) The Bears did it too the year they won. Now don't tell me, oh, that was a long time ago. You did say not once, not ever.

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  8. jesus christ you gotta go back 40 years for an example. Times have changed Ken. Griese also won a super bowl throwing 11 passes. Should we try that as well?

    You want to play on words go for it. But lets have some real talk. Your notion is totally silly

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  9. You said "because its a failed system that has never worked!! Not once, not ever!"
    Just making a point that it has worked in the past. And the year New England was undefeated they played their starters all the way and still lost the SB. So it goes both ways.

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  10. they lost the super bowl because david tyree had velcro on his hands on a fluke play.

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  11. Ok, bottom line here Mike...don't tell me something like it has never worked, not once, not ever and expect me to say, Ok Mike, you are right. Just remember, I was watching football long before you were born and some things might have happened back then that don't happen today. Things that aren't common knowledge or records kept of.

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  12. if you gotta go back to the 1970s to find proof, your lost. The game has changed, the league has changed. You are acting like Parcells trying to play a game in today's age with logic from 20-40 years ago

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  13. Yeah, I know the game has changed. Everything has changed. You're just missing my entire point. When you say something like it has NEVER worked, NOT ONCE, NOT EVER, do you mean in the last 10 years or EVER? Clarify it for me Mike. If you say EVER, or NOT EVER, you are including every year since it has been in existence. Don't tell me NEVER or EVER and jump down my throat because I bring up something from the 70's or 80's...hell, even before for that matter.

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  14. Not once in recent times, like I said if you gotta go back 40 years, please. Come on Ken, your too good for this play on words bullshit. Kids games nonsense. I thought you were above that.

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