What are our Miami Dolphins writers expecting on Sunday when the Fins play host to the Denver Broncos in Week 13 action at Hard Rock Stadium?
Joe Schad, Beat writer
The Broncos are third in the NFL in total defense but 27th in scoring defense. This is bizarre. Basically, Denver’s offense is so bad, it gives up points when it’s on the field. And Denver’s defense gives up more passing touchdowns per game than anyone in the NFL. This is promising for Jay Cutler, and I’m sensing big plays for Kenny Stills. The Dolphins average 1.6 sacks per game and have had more than one in only four of 11 games. I’m calling for four or five Miami sacks in this one.
Dolphins 28, Broncos 24
Jason Lieser, Beat writer
This might actually be fun to watch. Both teams turn the ball over like crazy, which makes for an unpredictable afternoon. Jay Cutler is back for the Dolphins, and no one seems to know whether that’s a good thing. Somehow Miami will work its way into a couple touchdowns and a field goal by the Jupiter Juggernaut to break its five-game losing streak.
Dolphins 17, Broncos 10
Hal Habib, Beat writer
I vowed I wouldn’t pick the Dolphins again until they actually, you know, won a game. But what’s left of my brain cells this goofy season is screaming that I cannot pick a road team on a seven-game skid. To add life to a matchup of teams with a combined 12 straight losses, please, please, please yank the best QBs in the stadium (Dan Marino, John Elway) out of the skyboxes and let ‘em do it one more time.
Dolphins 16, Broncos 12
Dave George, Columnist
I know the Broncos are a mess, but until Miami actually beats somebody it will be difficult to get behind them against anybody anywhere. Jay Cutler’s return certainly doesn’t inspire confidence, especially when you realize that his last performance featured three interceptions against Tampa Bay. And that was in the first half alone.
Broncos 20, Dolphins 16