What are our Miami Dolphins writers expecting on Monday night when the Fins travel to Carolina to face the Panthers in the Week 10 finale?
Joe Schad, Beat writer
Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis may be the best linebacker duo in the NFL. This is a problem because they can hunt Jay Cutler, attack Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams on rushes and after receptions and disrupt all those short passes to Jarvis Landry. Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short is a monster. Miami’s best chance on offense is taking deep shots to DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills. But will Cutler have the time required to do that?
Panthers 28, Dolphins 13
Jason Lieser, Beat writer
The Dolphins are in danger of falling below .500 for the first time this season, but never fear, the Jupiter Juggernaut is here! Miami kicker Cody Parkey will redeem himself from the recent missed extra points and go a perfect 6 for 6 on field goals to outlast Carolina and deliver the Dolphins their biggest win of the year.
Dolphins 18, Panthers 17
Hal Habib, Beat writer
I put a lot of stock in a good offensive line. And the fact is, the Dolphins will never have their ideal starting five on the field this year. Just as Ted Larsen gets healthy, Ja’Wuan James packs up for the year. Not a good time to be playing the league’s No. 1 defense.
Panthers 24, Dolphins 17
Dave George, Columnist
Cam Newton isn’t having a great passing year, but at 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds, he isn’t afraid to take off running for third-down conversions and goal-line payoffs. Altogether, this looks like a tight and somewhat ugly affair, with little room for error by the error-prone Miami offense.
Panthers 19, Dolphins 16