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Dolphins 2021 Make Playoffs Bet: Yes Or No For Miami NFL?
Miami Dolphins: Make Playoffs In 2021 Season?
- Yes (+125)
- No (-150)
Miami Dolphins 2021 Schedule Opponents
- x2 New England Patriots (Home, Away)
- x2 New York Jets (Home, Away)
- x2 Buffalo Bills (Home, Away)
- vs. Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants
- @ Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans
Dolphins 2021 Make Playoffs Bet: Schedule, Changes, and Outlook
The Dolphins finished at 10-6, their best record since 2016, but unfortunately, they missed out on a playoff spot in the final week of the season due to a strong conference. Head coach Brian Flores will enter his third season with the Dolphins as he looks to get over the hump by making the postseason after getting robbed last year.
In 2021, the Dolphins will be battling it out for the AFC East title with the reigning division champion Buffalo Bills. Despite three tough road matchups with the Buccaneers, Saints, and Titans, Miami’s schedule is pretty favorable, as they look to take the next step after a promising 2020 season.
Between Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tua Tagovailoa, the Dolphins’ offense ranked 22nd in the NFL with 339 total yards per game last season. The hope is that Tagovailoa will be able to take the next step in his second season as the quarterback in Miami. Tagovailoa was gifted his former Alabama teammate in wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, who the team drafted at No. 6 overall in the draft. The offense also features the likes of DeVante Parker, Will Fuller V, and tight end Mike Gesicki. As for the running game, tailback Myles Gaskin had a strong campaign and now gets a solid backup in Malcolm Brown to compliment him.
Despite having the 20th ranked defense, allowing 367.9 total yards per game, the Dolphins led the league with 29 takeaways and were tied for third in the NFL with a +9-turnover ratio.
Frankly, the Dolphins haven’t received enough production from their defensive line. Specifically from 2019 first-round pick Christian Wilkins who only had 1.5 sacks last season. They also shockingly released linebacker Kyle Van Noy after the first season of a four-year, $51 million deal. However, part of this decision stemmed from the promise shown by young edge rusher Andrew Van Ginkel, who had 5.5 sacks last year. In the secondary, the Dolphins are loaded with lockdown cornerback tandem Xavien Howard and Byron Jones. They also have a solid safety in Eric Rowe.
Dolphins 2021 Make Playoffs Bet: Yes Or No For Miami?
Dolphins Make 2021-2022 NFL Playoffs? YES (+125)
With more weapons around him, including a familiar face in Waddle, Tagovailoa could see a jump in production in year two. The offense should be much improved, while the defense has the ability to create turnovers at an extremely high rate given the playmakers they feature in the secondary.
According to BetMGM, the Dolphins currently hold +125 odds to make the postseason in 2021. They also have +325 odds to win the AFC East.
Miami came up just short at 10-6 last season but should get over the hump next year with a better offense. At the very least, they will be fighting for a wild card spot in the AFC next season under Brian Flores.