Would you believe that I was 3 points off from my very public, very shared, Miami Dolphins prediction?!? I had the Dolphins beating the Rams in Tua Tagovailoa’s debut 31-17, and the actual final score was 28-17. Absolute insanity my friends.
That being said, my hopes for what Tua would look like were way off. Not even in the same ball park let alone field. Here is the thing though, Tua didn’t need to do much of anything because the Defense was outstanding. The defense did all the heavy lifting and what a perfect way for Tua to come in and not have immense pressure to carry the team or come from behind. Its also worth noting, no one picked Miami to win in the media, so the fact I was 3 points off is a victory I am going to savor for a while.
To me Tua looked healthy. It wasn’t the start we hoped for, but its a ‘W’ in his debut, he got his first TD of his career and didn’t look terrible in the minimal work he had to do. I expect the offense to open up this coming week, and I expect a bigger game out of Tua.
This week Tua will get his second win and start his career Tua and 0. I’m taking the Dolphins 31-20 with Tua tossing 2 more TD’s and a modest 223 yards. I also see Miami causing 2 turnovers in this game. Tua Vs Murray is HYPE!
Ok, I’ve bored you enough with my love of the Dolphins, lets get to the reason you are on this page .. to see my picks!
LAST WEEKS RECORD: 12-2
SEASON RECORD: 96-23
LOCK OF THE WEEK: 8-0
Here are my Week 9 Picks
PACKERS 35 vs 49ERS 17 – LOCK OF THE WEEK. Yeah, lets start this week off with a bang. I am locking this game in and I will only count it if the Packers blow out the 49ers. Packers bounce back and also get ‘revenge’ on the 49ers in a big way.
GIANTS 17 vs WASHINGTON 21
LIONS 21 vs VIKINGS 28
PANTHERS 10 vs CHIEFS 35
BRONCOS 25 vs FALCONS 28
DOLPHINS 31 vs CARDINALS 20 – LOCK OF THE WEEK DOUBLE OR NOTHING. I am growing tired of the lack of respect the Dolphins get and I am going to do my first and only DOUBLE OR NOTHING Lock of the Week here in what will probably be a highly questioned choice. I am not going to guarantee a blowout and the score might be totally off, but without even a hint of doubt, I think Miami has this game. I will go so far as saying it will be Tua that gives Miami the ‘W’ this week.
SAINTS 38 vs BUCCANEERS 35
TEXANS 35 vs JAGUARS 21
RAVENS 21 vs COLTS 17
BEARS 10 vs TITANS 28
SEAHAWKS 35 vs BILLS 17
RAIDERS 31 vs CHARGERS 24
STEELERS 35 vs COWBOYS 10
PATRIOTS 41 vs JETS 28
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