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Predicting the Miami Dolphins 2016 season with Madden 17

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Tomorrow, Madden 17 releases on all major video-game consoles, and gamers everywhere will have the opportunity to play EA’s latest installment in the Madden series. Lucky for me, I was able to play the game a few days early with EA Access on the Xbox one. And after playing the game for several hours, I believe fans will be very happy with this year’s game, which in my opinion, is the best Madden to date.

With just a few weeks until the regular season, anticipation continues to mount for all 32 NFL teams. Which is why I decided to take matters into my own hands, and simulate the entire 2016 NFL season. Sure, there might be other ways to predict the Dolphins’ upcoming season, but none more fun than using Madden 17.

Below is a simulated version of the Dolphins’ 2016 Season with Madden 17.

Starting Offense

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Starting Defense

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Weeks 1-4

Week 1: Dolphins 27 @ Seahawks 45

Week 2: Dolphins 21 @ Patriots 35

Week 3: Browns 28 @ Dolphins 24

Week 4: Dolphins 10 @ Bengals 20

Record: 0-4

Key Stats:

Passing

Ryan Tannehill 76/138 862 yards 2 TDs 2 INTs

Rushing

Arian Foster 71 carries 259 yards 1 TD

Jay Ajayi 20 carries 64 yards 3 TDs

Ryan Tannehill 18 carries 69 yards 1 TD

Receiving

Jarvis Landry 16 receptions 286 yards 1 TD

Jordan Cameron 20 receptions 211 yards

Kenny Stills 16 receptions 141 yards 1 TD

Defense

Ndamukong Suh 23 tackles 3.5 sacks

Jelani Jenkins 45 total tackles 1 sack 1 INT

Cameron Wake 15 tackles 2 sacks

Reshad Jones 22 tackles 1 INT

Key Injuries

Kiko Alonso – Dislocated Ankle, Out 7 Weeks

Earl Mitchell – Dislocated Ankle, Out 7 Weeks

Weeks 5-8

Week 5: Titans 31 @ Dolphins 6

Week 6: Steelers 27 @ Dolphins 21

Week 7: Bills 20 @ Dolphins 14

Week 8: BYE

Record: 0-7

Key Stats:

Passing

Ryan Tannehill 140/249 1,607 yards 6 TDs 3 INTs

Rushing

Arian Foster 107 carries 376 yards 2 TDs

Jay Ajayi 50 carries 178 yards 3 TDs

Ryan Tannehill 31 carries 115 yards 1 TD

Receiving

Jarvis Landry 34 receptions 518 yards 2 TDs

Jordan Cameron 36 receptions 389 yards 1 TD

Kenny Stills 28 receptions 340 yards 3 TDs

Defense

Ndamukong Suh 50 tackles 5 sacks

Jelani Jenkins 75 tackles 1 sack 2 INTs

Cameron Wake 38 tackles 6 sacks

Reshad Jones 48 tackles 2 INTs

Key Injuries

Arian Foster – Partial ACL Tear, Out 9 Weeks

Weeks 9-12

Week 9: Jets 35 @ Dolphins 17

Week 10: Dolphins 14 @ Chargers 28

Week 11: Dolphins 10 @ Rams 24

Week 12: 49ers 31 @ Dolphins 10

Record: 0-11

Key Stats:

Passing

Ryan Tannehill 184/326 2,036 yards 9 TDs 3 INTs

Rushing

Arian Foster 107 carries 376 yards 2 TDs *INJURED*

Jay Ajayi 90 carries 310 yards 3 TDs

Ryan Tannehill 43 carries 153 yards 2 TDs

Receiving

Jarvis Landry 42 receptions 643 yards 2 TDs

Jordan Cameron 47 receptions 464 yards 2 TDs

Kenny Stills 35 receptions 429 yards 4 TDs

Defense

Ndamukong Suh 71 tackles 5 sacks

Jelani Jenkins 100 tackles 1 sack 2 INTs

Cameron Wake 52 tackles 7.5 sacks

Reshad Jones 68 tackles 3 INTs

Key Injuries

Earl Mitchell – Shoulder Tear, Out 2 Weeks

Byron Maxwell – Shoulder Tear, Out 2 Weeks

Isa Abdul-Quddus – Dislocated ankle, Out 5 Weeks

Weeks 13-17

Week 13: Dolphins 28 @ Ravens 38

Week 14: Cardinals 21 @ Dolphins 18

Week 15: Dolphins 16 @ Jets 24

Week 16: Dolphins 21 @ Bills 14

Week 17: Patriots 24 @ Dolphins 38

Miami Dolphins’ 2016 Record - 2-14, Last in NFL

FINAL STATS

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According to the Madden 17 simulation, the Miami Dolphins finished dead last in the NFL. All we can do is hope this simulation isn’t accurate, and that the Dolphins do much better than their 2-14 record in Madden 17. If not, we are in for a long, long season.

Make sure to pick up Madden 17 on August 23rd.