The Dolphins enter their BYE week in excellent shape with a 7-3 record good for 1st in the AFC East. The Bills lost last week to the Minnesota Vikings in OT to fall to 6-3, while the NY Jets had their BYE week and are also 6-3. The New England Patriots were also on their BYE week last week and are last in the AFC East at 5-4. This is a very competitive division, and at least at the moment, my early predictions that the Jets may overtake the Patriots is true at the moment. The Jets and Patriots have a showdown this Sunday in Foxborough at 1PM. This is a huge divisional game, they all are really. If the Jets can beat the Patriots in their house the Jets could move up from the #6 seed and give them a 3-1 division record as well as a 6-3 conference record. It would be better for the Dolphins if the Patriots win but I like the Jets in this matchup.
In Week 12, when we return from our BYE week, we play the Texans at home at 1PM. It’s possible, we can have some familiar names back in the lineup, but as of now, nothing is certain. I would think at a minimum that OL Austin Jackson should be back, but odds are he would just be in the rotation, not starting, RT Brandon Shell has played well and OG Robert Jones looked just fine at LG. DB Byron Jones has not yet been activated off of the IR and there have been no indications that he will be. Still, that remains a possibility. The rest must surely be appreciated by all players but especially LT Terron Armstead who has played brilliantly for us this season despite having a painful toe injury and has been the LT we have missed since, well, Laremy Tunsil. Also, guys like Keion Crossen and Kader Kohou can hopefully get healthier and make that secondary more whole.
The following week we have a difficult game against the SF 49ers in San Francisco. It will be a homecoming for RB’s Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson, as well as WR’s Trent Sherfield and River Cracraft. After the Niners we stay on the left coast to play the AFC West LA Chargers. After those 2 road games, we finish up our road trip back on the right coast to play our division rival Buffalo Bills. Our last 3 games of the season feature 2 home games, one against the visiting NFC North Green Bay Packers, then a battle in Foxborough against the Patriots and then back home for the season finale against the NY Jets.
I feel like we need to stay healthy, first and foremost, and if we succeed in doing that, keeping #1 and all of his weapons healthy, we can play with anyone. Our defense is starting to play better, and hopefully the more Chubb practices our defense, the better he is, and he makes everyone else better too. Phillips is already seeing results, and that should continue. LB Brennan Scarlett is now healthy and should be back with the team. This is the time to make our run. Finish strong and we should be near the top in the AFC. If we take care of our division rivals and possibly take down the Bills a second time, and sweep the Pats and split with the Jets, we should be AFC East Champs. That of course won’t be easy but just the fact that I can now type this and not feel like it’s ridiculous at all is quite pleasing to me. We’re a good team, a high flying offense, and Jeff Wilson has added another dimension to our offense. We’re a legitimate rushing threat with Wilson and Mostert. The pressure is off Mostert now, he’s never been a high volume carry guy, so he can stay fresh and give a nice punch when Wilson is out. I know some of you think Byron Jones will never suit up and play in a Dolphins uniform this season, I’m still holding out hope. I have no idea what kind of shape he’ll be in and if he can even help us, but he’s always been a solid cover corner, and what team couldn’t use thew boost of getting a player back of his caliber healthy and fresh near the end of the season? Let’s hope!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Hope you and your families have a great day.
Damn, I haven’t hit the page turn since back in Nam 😳
Happy Thanksgiving Y’all
Looking for the Lions to continue surging and the Vikings to rebound strongly
Lions, Giants, Vikings
Come on stupid Lions this is your day
We are also making a ham 🐖
While you are making ham, the ham is making you
You are officially on the oinkening list
This is another guy I subscribe to. He mainly fishes just a few miles away from me in Alabama but he decided to come fish right in the main area I always go around the Pensacola pass.
Go to the 11:00 mark if you don’t want to watch the whole video. He got visited by our famous “Half Tail” the dolphin. I have only seen him once. He comes right to your boat but if you ignore him, he will leave so he doesn’t mess up the fishing. If you talk to him and waive at him he will hang around forever just checking you out.
I think it is partly due to people feeling sorry for him and they feed him which is illegal.
Happy Thanksgiving all.
I’m thankful to be sitting by my pool, Mimosa in had, throwback Dolphins cap on.
Nice! Did similar last night next to the firepit with beer in hand.
Happy Thanksgiving my friends!!!
I know everyone is rooting for Detroit today for obvious reasons
But on this Thanksgiving, I am thankful that our 🐬 are contenders and we don’t have to root for a team that is really not competitive
So I’m not gonna root for the Lions. I’ll just kinda watch with interest….lol
Campbell goes for it on 4th and 1 on own 33. Yikes. Made it and drove the length of the field for 7. Great call. Now.
Von Miller on the cart.
He look pissed or shocked on the cart
Happy Thanksgiving everyone
Not real smart clock management by Lions before 2 minute warning
Lucky it didn’t bite them…
The Bills have two Thursday games in a row on the road?
Yep. And three road games if you count the last game which was moved from Buff though it was classed as a home game.
Are you watching on Sky? If so, what about Avery tucking into that Turkey leg. If not, here’s a link – vid in the comments.
The Ghost of a very Happy Thanksgiving past.
^ it’s the Leon Lett game…. link will bring you there.
That’s why I don’t root for anyone who’s not the Dolphins
We’ve got to take care of our own business. The Bills don’t look invincible but they are winning close games. If we meet them in the postseason so be it. It is what it is. Focus on playing the nest we can every game. The rest takes care of itself. Still hate the Bills tho
“Hill entered the Dolphins’ bye week tied for eighth in the league in average yards of separation, at 3.6.
Waddle is tied for 29th in that category at 3.2.”
Fucking Lions 😡
Happy T-Day to you and yours.
Likewise Stanger. I hope you and the Mrs had a nice day
I can only imagine the wild life photographer who got close enough for that shot
Daniel Jones is the 2nd worst QB in NY
First 2 games were very disappointing
Never understood the hoopla about Kirk Cousins
This ref looks like Jimmy Fallon
Alright Vikings held on. I feel a little better. I was in such a foul mood after the Bills game
To bad the lions let us down!
The Vikings took care of business though! 🙂
Actually, the Lions got screwed on a blatant offensive facemask no call on the Bills last play before kicking the go-ahead FG. That penalty would have made it a 60 yard FG. Should have at least gone into overtime.
The Bills got a gift from the refs.
They don’t call that type of shit, especially on a nationally televised game
UK at the World Cup:
NEW BLOG UP!!!!