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Miami Dolphins Must Not Squander Opportunity

Miami Dolphins Must Not Squander Opportunity

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins have already surprised people this season after their come-from-behind win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3. However, they have a chance to take it one step further by defeating the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. There is no question it is a great opportunity that must not be squandered.

The Dolphins have a chance to be tied with the New England Patriots for first place in the AFC East as well as be one of four undefeated teams in the NFL after Week 4. Obviously, that would be an incredible accomplishment through the first four weeks of the season.

Even though New Orleans is a seven-point favorite and a majority of the country has picked them to defeat Miami, there are still many that believe the Dolphins will give a better show than expected. If anything else, it should be exciting to see how they stack up against a high-flying offense.

“So for a lot of people it’s an introduction this week especially with this game and we have them later on against Tampa on a Monday night, so I think people will start to get to know what this team is about and form a national impression of the Dolphins beyond the transitive property of hey they beat Indy (Indianapolis Colts) and Atlanta (Falcons) who also beat good teams, so they must be a good team,” Monday Night Football’s Mike Tirico said, according to thefininsiders.com.

It could be a potential coming out party for quarterback Ryan Tannehill as well, who has been fantastic this season. To give a great performance on MNF would give the impression that he is for real and that he has the potential to lead the Dolphins to the playoffs. The fact that he is the top ranked quarterback in red-zone touchdown percentage (87.5) is already a great start. Obviously, he will need to throw a touchdown every chance he gets to match up well with Drew Brees and the incredibly talented offense.

If Miami wins, there is no question the other teams in the AFC must watch out.