The Miami Dolphins season opener is only 26 days away, and it's time to make some premature predictions.
NFL schedule makers smacked the 'Fins with an absolutely brutal and daunting slate of games that severely hinders the team's chances of making a playoff push. Only six teams on Miami's docket finished the 2010 regular season under .500, and many of those squads (Cowboys, Raiders, Bills, Broncos) figured to be vastly improved in 2011.
However, what looks like a tough schedule in the preseason often looks like a reasonable one in retrospect.
We gave you a thorough breakdown of each game a few weeks ago, but now we're here to predict some actual scores and a final record. To the picks...