The Miami Dolphins (6-3) fly to Denver to face off against the Denver Broncos (3-6) at 4:05 p.m. on Sunday. This will mark the third game of an easy stretch of games for the Fins before their Week 14 home matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Denver is a -3.5 underdog and will head into the game with something to prove. However, dig into the number and you’ll find the Fins have a 3-1 away record. The Broncos are 1-3 at home. Plus, the Broncos are coming off a two-game losing streak to the Atlanta Falcons and the Las Vegas Raiders.
It is a toss-up for Broncos fans to decide whether they want a win or loss, however, the Fins will come into the game with the hopes that they’ll be on a six — yes, SIX — game-winning streak when the game time strikes zero on Sunday night.
Broncos’ Thursday practice report:
Drew Lock, Noah Fant improve to limited participants. pic.twitter.com/1SIhgRlq1t
— Aric DiLalla (@AricDiLalla) November 19, 2020
There is a possibility that Broncos quarterback Drew Lock could play on Sunday even though that seemed unlikely this past Monday morning. Brett Rypien might still start the game as Lock has been limited in practice.
The Broncos may attempt to run against the Fins, who have struggled against the ground game.
For the Fins, the game should be exactly what we saw against the Los Angeles Chargers last week. It isn’t going to be some blowout game that we all expected last week. It will be the way in which they dominate on defense and continue to get the offense moving along.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 19, 2020
On top of trying to get the offense on the roll, wide-receiver Antonio Callaway was signed to the 53-man roster after the team elevated him last week for Sunday’s game. This means we could potentially see some of what Callaway did in Cleveland.
Tyrod Taylor to Antonio Callaway for SIX on 4th down to tie it up.
The extra point is NO GOOD.
— NFL (@NFL) September 16, 2018
If Callaway gets some snaps and can bring some of what you saw above, the Fins will have a ton of fun using him to get the top off the defense.
Prediction: Dolphins win 31-17
The scoreline isn’t a blowout, but it is a situation in which the defense dominates and the team is still able to make the game fun to watch. It should be another Dolphins win and a transition to the New York Jets game scheduled for the following week.