It wasn’t the worst game of the season (remember that Giants-Vikings game a few weeks ago?) but certain plays during the game put it in contention for the title. The Dolphins have been a mess for over a week now, mostly due to off the field issues, but it was evident that this team is nowhere near the one who started off 3-0. Just take this stat for instance: during last night game, Miami had a total of 2 rushing yards. You read that right. The entire Dolphins team was only able to gain 2 yards on the ground. And I thought my Cowboys had a horrible run game. The Buccaneers were able to get off to a fast start, answer Miami’s second half rally and eventually take home their first victory of the season. Are the 2008 Lions celebrating after last night’s game? Anyways, good for Tampa Bay because does anyone really want to see a winless team continuing to do so poorly week after week? If you’re the team facing them that week you like it because it’s almost a guaranteed win but from a neutral fan’s point of view, all we want is a competitive game. But wait, could the Bucs win two games in a row? It’s possible with a bad Falcons team coming into their stadium next week. Other than that, their only chances of another victory is against the Bills or Rams in December. As far as the Dolphins go, it’s just a complete wreck both on the field and in the locker room. Until all of that goes away and they actually get some consistency on offense, I don’t see the Dolphins winning a game anytime soon with their next few opponents all being solid teams.
My initial plan was to rank the five best teams in the league but i’m actually going wait until after this Sunday’s games to do so. Big games with big stakes this weekend so it’s only fitting to hold off for another week. So then I figured, why not look at the other end of the spectrum and try to sort out the worst teams in the league. So what i’m basically ranking is: right now, which team would another team most want to face. Nothing to do with match ups or more complex reasons, just overall. Even though they’ve gained a bit of momentum, the Jaguars and Buccaneers are the obvious choices for the two teams one would want on their schedule this coming week. There just aren’t more than a couple of players of either of those teams that make me say “oh damn, we have to face him this week” and that’s the biggest reason. Then I would have to say the Vikings because aside from Peterson offense and Allen on defense, there aren’t players that worry me. Their home field advantage is solid but outside of that, there’s no fear. Up next is the Falcons because their offensive production has been abysmal and turnover have been such a problem. Despite their record, the Dolphins have to be included to finish it off. Maybe it’s because their performance from last night is fresh in my mind or maybe it’s those 2 rushing yards. I just can’t get over how abysmal that stat is.View All Photos ›