The Miami Dolphins are in the midst of a miserable start to the 2015 NFL season. A team that entered the year with hopes of competing for the division title is now hoping just to compete on a week-to-week basis. It is still early in the season, so there is still time to turn around everything, but the changes have to start happening this week. Will they? Our Phinsider contributors make their predictions for the week, and we ask for your prediction as well
Jets 14 - Dolphins 17
My head tells me that Miami will continue it's slide but my heart tells me that Joe will feel the heat of the fire that is clearly burning hotter by the day under his ass and finally get this team motivated to play up to expectations. I hope I am correct this week knowing damn well that I am probably wrong. Go Canes!
Jets 14 - Dolphins 21
Well, things aren't looking good and I feel like Miami is going to continue to slide. But I just can't pick the Jets. If the Jets somehow get ahead the game is over with the way the Miami defense is performing. If the Dolphins lose, I'm finally going to hit the panic button. No more excuses.
Jets 17 - Dolphins 34
If there is a season-defining game for the Miami Dolphins, this is it. Miami smashed the Oakland Raiders last year in London, and will be hoping to do the same against their division rivals. This is the game where Ryan Tannehill has to step up and take the reigns of this franchise. Expect a big performance from him, and Ndamukong Suh. And above all, Miami won't lose as they never have when I am watching in the stands. Game on.
Brian "Turtle" Naidus
Jets 20 - Dolphins 35
Miami has literally given me NOTHING to inspire confidence but I can't pick the Jets for anything. Hoping this is the game they turn everything around but I won't believe it either until I see it. If they don't win big they won't have the confidence to make anything happen this season.
Jets 14 - Dolphins 14
The Dolphins can't block or tackle. I don't see that being a very good recipe for success. This is not a well coached team, and I actually really like Philbin. There is no excuse for how poorly they have played thus far given the talent level.
Jets 17 - Dolphins 24
There is something about the Week 4 London trip that seems to wake up the Dolphins. There are plenty of things that need to change about this team, but a rivalry game against the Jets in London - a place where a 1-2 Dolphins team, coming off a 34-15 blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, bounced back and blew out the Oakland Raiders 38-14 in Week 4 of the 2014 season. Hopefully history repeats and Miami bounces back this week.
As we do every week, we ask for you to submit your prediction in our Crowd's Line widget. We have fallen to 25th in the SB Nation prediction rankings, so hopefully we can pick it up this week and start climbing back up the boards: