5 Games the Miami Dolphins Won’t Win In 2014

5 Games the Miami Dolphins Won't Win In 2014

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The Miami Dolphins' official 2014 season schedule was released several days ago, and as with every annual schedule release, there are some games that pop out at you. In this slideshow, we'll take a look at some of the games that will negatively affect the Dolphins' 2014 season. Here are five games the Dolphins won't win in 2014.

5. Week 6 vs. Green Bay Packers

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5. Week 6 vs. Green Bay Packers

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The Dolphins receive a visit from the Green Bay Packers in Week 6, following a bye week. Though the Dolphins receive the benefit of playing at home and coming off of a bye, they are facing one of the NFL's most potent offenses led by former NFL MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Since 2008 when Rodgers took over at QB, the Packers have ranked no less than 10th in offense every season. This is a definite loss for Miami.

4. Week 7 at Chicago Bears

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4. Week 7 at Chicago Bears

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The Dolphins travel to Chicago to play the Chicago Bears to conclude two consecutive weeks of playing AFC North juggernauts. Since Jay Cutler was traded to the Bears in 2009, Chicago is a solid 25-15 (.625) at home. The Bears ranked second in the NFL in points in 2013. This will be wide receiver Brandon Marshall's first game against the Dolphins since being traded during the 2012 offseason. It's hard to see the Dolphins keeping up in this game.

3. Week 12 at Denver Broncos

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3. Week 12 at Denver Broncos

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The Dolphins pay a visit to the defending AFC Champions in a late November contest. This will be Knowshon Moreno's first visit against his former team after signing with the Dolphins. If you haven't noticed the trend yet, all three of the teams listed on this slideshow have been offensive juggernauts. There is no bigger one in the NFL than the Broncos, who broke the NFL's single-season points record in 2013. Easy loss for Miami.

2. Week 15 at New England Patriots

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2. Week 15 at New England Patriots

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As much as the New England Patriots were supposed to suffer on offense in 2013 due to offseason departures and injuries, they ranked third in offense. Since 2006, the Patriots have ranked no lower than seventh in offense. This game at Foxboro has playoff implications on the line. Though the Dolphins did beat NE (at home) late in the season in 2013, are we really going to bet it's going to happen again, this time in Foxboro?

1. Week 17 vs. New York Jets

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1. Week 17 vs. New York Jets

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The Dolphins will finish their regular season for the second straight year against the New York Jets. Last year in Week 17 at home, with a playoff berth on the line, the Dolphins laid a dud in losing a 20-7 contest against the Jets. They'll have the opportunity for revenge in 2014, but if both teams are playing for Wild Card spots at the end of the season, are we really going to bet against a Rex Ryan-led team?


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