So the Miami Dolphins are on a 6 game winning streak and are currently in the 6th and final spot for a wild card if the season ended today.
Ryan Tannehill has been playing lights out as of late with something like a 9/1 TD to INT ratio during this win streak.
I for one was wrong. I thought we had seen enough of Tannehill and was ready to pull the plug on him, good thing I am not an NFL coach! LOL. Can Tannehill keep this pace up? Probably not but I am very encouraged by what I have seen from him lately.
What is the most impressive about this win streak is how we are doing it:
Reshad Jones: Hurt
Brandon Albert: Hurt
Mike Pouncy: Hurt
DeVante Parker: Hurt
Jordan Cameron: Hurt
Dion Sims: Was hurt for most of this streak and recently came back
Jelani Jenkins: Hurt
Koa Misi: Hurt
Xavien Howard: Hurt
Earl Mitchell-Hurt for most of the streak
10 starters....T-E-N!!!!! 3 of them Pro Bowlers
That is what must be done in this league. You must find a way to win when things don't go according to plan. Miami has done that. It has not always been pretty but a win is a win.
Not to mention our defensive backs and line backers are playing very very very well. Those were the 2 major concerns coming into the season and they have easily exceeded expectations.
The team needs to re-sign Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell ASAP. As well as give Reshad Jones the contract he deserves.
Baltimore is going to be a very tall task on Sunday. Their offense has been stagnant as of late. If we can take away Mike Wallace, I think we have a very good chance of coming away with a victory. Not to mention, we have to run the ball as we have been even if it does not work very well. Baltimore's run defense is very good but we have to keep them honest.
This game has huge playoff ramifications. I personally believe that it will take 10 wins to get in the playoffs this year and that night not even bee good enough but the good news is that we are only 3 wins away with 5 to go and who knows, with Gronk done for the year now, the Pats might lose a few more also.
Congratulations Dolphins. We expected to see this competitiveness all year long. Its nice to see that you guys have seemed to turn a corner. Good luck tomorrow!