miami dolphins - Game Averages
|Off||19.8||341.0 (10th)||215.0 (13th)||126.0 (10th)|
|Def||18.5||288.8 (7th)||206.0 (15th)||82.8 (7th)|
houston texans - Game Averages
|Off||16.6||332.0 (13th)||218.0 (11th)||114.0 (16th)|
|Def||26.0||334.3 (18th)||194.5 (12th)||139.8 (26th)|
It's time to make our picks. First, as usual, are a random sampling of some experts talking heads:
|Mike Ditka - Dolphins||Sterling Sharpe - Dolphins|
|Chris Mortensen - Texans||Jay Novacek - Dolphins|
|Tom Jackson - Dolphins||Pete Prisco - Texans|
|Ron Jaworski - Texans||Harmon Forecast - Texans|
|Peter King - Texans||Adam Schein - Texans|
The lack of respect continues for the Dolphins. But I like that. There's nothing like being the underdog...and then pulling out the victory.
So this week, I'm going to say that the Fins will indeed find a way to beat the Texans for the first time in franchise history - improving my personal pick record to 4-1. Ronnie Brown should have another solid game - perhaps 115 yards and a touchdown. Chad Pennington, though, is going to be the reason the Dolphins win. I can see a 22 of 28 kind of day for 200+ yards and 2 touchdowns. Something like that.
I do think the defense will give up more points than they have the last 2 weeks, though. Andre Johnson is a total beast and Matt Schaub will feed him the football. When all is said and done, the Dolphins will indeed squeak by in a tight game.
Dolphins win 27-21 in a game that is close throughout.
Your predictions below...