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Dolphins vs Texans: Prediction Time!

miami dolphins - Game Averages

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
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

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
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...