Any given Sunday, there is a chance to win.
The Dolphins have accomplished that for five straight games.
The Dolphins are back in this playoff chase.
The Dolphins’ defense kept the New York Giants’ offense out of the end zone.
Holding the Giants to three field goals in a 20-9 win.
The Dolphins have won five in a row after a 1-7 start.
The Dolphins defense has only allowed 55 points during the win streak.
Tua Tagovailoa threw a pair of short touchdown passes finishing 30 of 41 passes for 244 yards and the two scores.
Tagovailoa has completed at least 70 percent of his passes in three straight games.
Jaylen Waddle had nine catches for 90 yards for the Dolphins and set a rookie record with 85 receptions. It breaks the previous mark of 84 set by Jarvis Landry in 2014.
After a catch, Waddle was shaken up in the fourth quarter, pointing to his left knee. He limped off the field as fans chanted his name; he shared he would be fine in his postgame press conference.
After 13 games, the Dolphins get a bye week then host the New York Jets.
Mike Glennon, the tallest quarterback in the NFL at 6-7, started for the Giants for Daniel Jones, who was sidelined with a neck injury. Glennon completed 23 of 44 throws for 187 yards, and Saquon Barkley had 55 rushing yards on 11 carries.
Graham Gano had three field goals for the Giants, including a 51-yarder with 4:59 remaining to get New York within 17-9.
Giants are 4-8 and visit the Los Angeles Chargers next.
My prediction is that Miami will win three of the following four games. That would give them a 9-8 record, which is fair enough to make the playoffs. The AFC is wide open. The Dolphins’ defense is playing lights out; they have a chance to make the playoffs with the help of other teams.
The bye week comes at an exciting time. The Dolphins are hot at the moment, so resting a bit can slow down their momentum; however, they don’t make their schedule; you can only play it. The Dolphins host the Jets next and get to a 7, and 7 record with three games to go looks good.
Tua’s play has been incredible, but it does not put the Deshaun Watson trade talks to bed. He has not established himself as the answer; however, he is getting there. He can prove he is the quarterback for the future with the four remaining games to play. He has been impressive, mainly from the rib injury suffered this season.