The Miami Dolphins season has been a roller coaster thus far. From the 3-0 start, to the four game losing streak that followed. The skid that was snapped with a thrilling overtime win against the Bengals only to return to the loss column in deflating fashion the next week against the then winless Buccaneers. On top of everything that has happened on the field, the team was also faced with the ongoing Richie Ingognito and Jonathan Martin saga.
Despite it all, the Dolphins own a 5-5 record and find themselves in the thick of the playoff race, trailing only the Jets based on the divisional tiebreaker.
While reflecting on Miami's first ten games, it's clear they have let some winnable ones slip away. Three of the Dolphins five losses were decided by 3 points or less (Ravens, Bills and Buccaneers). However, it's easy to look at the results and only focus on the close losses and claim the Dolphins should be an 8-2 team, but what about the close wins? Miami wasn't expected to earn a victory against the Colts, Bengals or even the Falcons when they were still considered a Super Bowl contender back in Week 3. By keeping the entire season in perspective, its clear the 5-5 record is an accurate reflection on where the Dolphins stand. An average team in a wide open conference.no comments