With Rob Gronkowski out for the season - Advantage Miami; I believe Miami will beat New England next week. Also, I believe Baltimore will lose 2 games with Detroit, New England and Cincinnati still on their schedule. Also, it is not unreasonable that Cincinnati will lose 2 of its last 3... with Pittsburgh, Minnesota, and Baltimore still left. Miami has one tough game left - New England. Win that one and we are going to the second season, where anything is possible (of course we will still need to beat Buffalo and NYJ).
No one picked Miami to beat Pittsburgh (except me and few others). It was overwhelmingly believed that we did not have what it took to beat the Steelers in those conditions... and Miami was a forward lateral from Rothlisberger and 1/2 inch step out of bounds from Brown away from proving those guys right. However, we did prevail.
Now that Cleveland blew that sure victory... We should root for New England to just beat Baltimore in two weeks...
The next game we play will not be decided by 6 points or less. I expect Miami to win by at least 15 points. You heard me (read me), at least a 15 point victory this week over the New England Patriots. We are pissed and we know we have a team that can beat anyone, if we are playing well. I sincerely expect to win out. I know we have to do that one game at a time. And, we will.
Even though I believe that 9-7 will be good enough for Miami to get in, the Phins will finish 10-6: with a 6 game win streak heading into the playoffs.