Don't Forget the Phish

Matthew HectorContributor INovember 18, 2008

After their horrid 1-15 season last year, very few expected the Miami Dolphins to win more than two games this season. Yet, the Dolphins are currently tied for second in the AFC East with the New England Patriots and are only a game behind the division leading New York Jets. Yet, the Dolphins are still not getting all of the credit that they deserve.

No one thinks that the Dolphins have a shot at the division right now, as the Jets are playing their best ball in two years, and the Patriots are still in it without Tom Brady. But the Dolphins have arguably the easiest remaining schedule in the AFC East.

The rest of the season for the Dolphins goes like this: they host New England this week, then they visit the Bills (in Toronto), and the Saint Louis Rams. After that, they play their final regular-season home game against the San Francisco 49ers. And they end off the year visiting the Chiefs in Week 16 and the Jets in Week 17.

If Miami splits all of their games against divisional opponents (that gives them a loss to both the Bills and the Patriots, and a win against the Jets) the Dolphins could easily finish off the season with a record of 10-6, which could give them a wild-card berth.

By no means at all are the Dolphins going to win the AFC East, although it is still possible, do not count out the Miami Dolphins from a playoff spot. At the way they are playing right now, they deserve to be in the playoffs. Right now, they are playing better than any other team in the AFC East, and no one should overlook them as a win.