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Three reasons you should root for the Dolphins in the 2023 NFL playoffs: Support David in the battle against Goliath

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The Miami Dolphins entered the postseason thanks to certain dominoes falling their way in Week 18. In addition to narrowly defeating the Jets at home, thanks to a 50-yard field goal by Jason Sanders with 18 seconds left in regulation, along with the Bills defeating the Patriots, Miami took the 7th position in the AFC. Now the Dolphins need to tear down the team that helped them into the postseason if they want to keep the season alive.

The Dolphins will head to Highmark Stadium to face the Bills in Super Wild Card Weekend, marking the third time these AFC East rivals have met this season. Of course, if you’re a Dolphins fan, you don’t need any more reasons to root for Miami, and if you’re a Bills fan, I don’t expect you to cross enemy lines here. That said, we’ll be targeting those who don’t have a previous dog in this fight and give you three reasons why you should play the Dolphins on Sunday.

how to watch

Meeting: Sunday, January 15th | Time: 1pm ET
Location: Highmark Stadium (Orchard Park, New York)
CBS | Chain: Paramount+ (click here)
Chances: Beads -13, O/U 43.5

David against Goliath

It’s no secret that the Dolphins have an uphill battle here. With Tua Tagovailoa still not cleared by doctors to resume football activities, it will be Teddy Bridgewater or Skylar Thompson tasked with tackling the steamroller that is the Buffalo Bills. Miami is the biggest dark horse on the Super Wild Card Weekend list, as Caesars Sportsbook punters are scoring 13 points for them in this match. To take an even bigger picture of the overall playoff picture, Miami has the worst odds of winning the Super Bowl at 60-1, while Buffalo has the second-best chance of lifting the Lombardi Trophy at 4-1. . So if you like hassle this would be as big as it gets.

Josh Allen dominated this game throughout his career, going 8-2 against the Dolphins (5-0 at home). In those games, his teams averaged 32.6 points per game, while he averaged 268.4 yards in the air and 55.4 yards on the ground. He is the only quarterback in NFL history with 250+ passing yards per game and 50+ rushing yards per game against one team (min. five games). Meanwhile, a win at Highmark Stadium would also be unprecedented, as the Bills are 12-1 at home in the playoffs since the 1970 merger.

Buffalo is Goliath in every sense of the word. If you like the underdog story, roll with David here.

Mike McDaniel

I don’t know about you, but the whole Mike McDaniel experience has been one of the most enjoyable things about watching the NFL in 2022. Not only is he showing us that he is one of the brightest young minds in the NFL, but he has a certain amount of charisma. quirky and nerdy who is terribly charming/hilarious.

How do you not root for a guy like that, especially with the deck stacked against Miami’s wide array of injuries? If he pulls off the comeback, it will be one of the best coaching displays we’ve seen in a while.

While everyone might be hoping for a Bills-Chiefs rematch of last year’s divisional round at some point this postseason, getting a revenge game at Tyreek Hill wouldn’t be a terrible consolation prize that would also rule out the possibility of a championship game. of the AFC in a neutral location. .

Of course, Hill was traded out of Kansas City this offseason after the Chiefs failed to reach a contract extension with the star receiver and he ended up finding his way to Miami. While things might not be extremely cold between the two parties, it would certainly be interesting what Hill can say about his former team leading up to a playoff matchup that would also be his first time playing against the Chiefs and his first trip back to Arrowhead. . Stadium.

Also, I’d love to see what kind of tricks Hill might have up his sleeve on the field to possibly reject Kansas City.