There are six NFL teams stuck at 4-4 at the midway point. I’d vote on the Dolphins as the best of those teams, but their second half performance against the Ravens was disappointing.
In our second half preview for NBC, we saw the Dolphins finishing at 9-7. It’s a good squad, but the schedule will make it tough to make a run to the playoffs. Brandon Marshall still expects it to happen.
“No one is happy, sitting at 4-4,” Marshall said WQAM with Michael Irvin via Mike Berardino of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “There’s some concern
there. But we have a Dolphins team that will be in the playoffs and will
contend in the championship game.”
Marshall then caught himself. He doesn’t envision his speech getting put on plaques in the future.
“This is not a Tim Tebow moment. We
have what we need to be a championship team. Guaranteed, from here on
out we will compete, we won’t lay down and we’ll make the plays
necessary to win the game,” Marshall said.
The Dolphins face a similarly rugged Titans team on Sunday which is also in the thick of a tightly bunched playoff race. Miami is already two games behind in the wild card race, with four losses in conference.