Dolphins vs. Texans: 5 Key Matchups for Sunday's Opener

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Dolphins vs. Texans: 5 Key Matchups for Sunday's Opener
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It's about time we get to talk about real football again.

Now the news is what's on the field. We have games to look forward to every Sunday, and a roller coaster of a season.

However, of all of the games this week, one seems like a lock: Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans. Houston is a Super Bowl contender playing at home, while Miami is a team that at best is 8-8, at worst the front-runner in the "Blow for Barkley" sweepstakes.

That's what the experts say though, and while I don't see Miami beating Houston, I do think the game will be closer than everyone thinks (I also don't think Miami will sniff the Barkley sweepstakes, Tannehill will be too good).

But what matchups should we look for this Sunday when the two teams come out to play?

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