Week 1: vs. New England (14-2, AFC East Champions, swept the Phins last year.)
Week 2: vs. Houston (5-0 vs. the Dolphins all time.)
Week 3: @ Cleveland (beat the Dolphins last season.)
Week 4: @ San Diego (beat Dolphins last time they played in 2009.)
Week 5: bye (jokesters starting making their "bye is favored by three")
Week 6: @ New York Jets (AFC finalist two straight years.)
Week 7: vs. Denver (Possibly the Dolphins fans cheering for Orton while Gators fans chant for Tebow?)
Week 8: @ New York Giants (Probably while they're facing questions about Coughlin's job. No its not a slight on them, they could start 5-1 and people will wonder if Coughlin is on the hot seat.)
Week 9: @ Kansas City (AFC West Champions)
Week 10: vs. Washington (John Beck's revenge?)
Week 11: vs. Buffalo (split, but the Bills could've swept us, and we could've swept them.)
Week 12: @ Dallas (No Leon Lett expected, Dallas is pretty good this season.)
Week 13: vs. Oakland (Beat them last year)
Week 14: vs. Philadelphia (Yikes.)
Week 15: @ Buffalo (brrr)
Week 16: @ New England (Brrr part two, plus its the Patriots.)
Week 17: vs. New York Jets.
Looks scary right?
Well let's take out the two New England games and Philadelphia. I just made the Dolphins 0-3.
Houston is winnable and we're due against them right? I say we are: 1-3.
And we've always played the Chargers well during the Rivers era. I'll say 1-4 but won't be surprised if they win.
Split against the Jets, 2-5.
Sweep Buffalo, 4-5.
Beat Oakland? Sure: 5-5.
Denver too? Yep: 6-5.
Washington is terrible: 7-5.
Cleveland is very ehh, but they can (and likely will) win that one: 8-5.
Now all that's left is three road games against the Giants, Cowboys and Chiefs.
As for the Giants, something has to put Coughlin on that hot seat they love putting him on, seems like the right type of year for it too: 9-5.
Split against Dallas and Kansas City=10-6.
Now take this into account: the AFC isn't as deep as they've been in years past. I also think the Jets will finish 10-6 (I'm only saying optimistically that the Dolphins can.)
Can we see a winner take all game for the final playoff spot at Sun Life? Yes we can.