Oh, Miami. Things were so good a few weeks ago.
The Dolphins dropped a disappointing 33-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills last week, showcasing the faults in a defense that has been floundering all season. Buffalo gave up 266 yards on the ground alone and it won’t get any easier this weekend.
The Bills take on a revived Philadelphia Eagles squad this Sunday afternoon, bolstered by the strong performance out of the backfield by Ryan Mathews and DeMarco Murray. Still, the Dolphins aren’t losing hope. In fact, they’re nothing short of confident.
“I’ve been part of teams where all of a sudden you make a run and win seven straight,” said interim head coach Dan Campbell. “I’ve been part of teams that won six straight. You were counted out and all of a sudden you were the hottest team going in [to the playoffs].”
It’s time for the Dolphins to get back on track and it’s going to be depend on defense. Kickoff for the game is 1 p.m. ET. Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup’s betting information, per OddsShark:
Line: Philadelphia -6
Moneyline: Miami +231, Philadelphia -250
What To Watch For
Hey, Sam Bradford, Philadelphia is officially on your quarterback-band wagon now.
In a game his team needed to win last week, Bradford went 25 of 36 for 295 yards and threw the game-winning touchdown in overtime to lead the Eagles to a victory over the Cowboys in primetime.
It was the first time all season Bradford had sparked Philadelphia’s offense when they needed it most. In the second half and OT, he completed 15 of 19 passes for a whopping 221 yards and looked comfortable in the offensive scheme.
It’s enough to bode well for the future.
Now, against a Miami Dolphins defense that has been less-than-impressive this season, Bradford has the chance to really make a difference on this team. He can’t simply be flash-in-the-pan. He has to be consistent down the stretch and if he is, he might even be able to lead this Eagles team to the postseason.