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Will We Beat the Colts?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by shouright, Nov 1, 2012.

Will We Beat the Colts?

Poll closed Nov 3, 2012.
  1. Yes

    90.8%
  2. No

    9.2%
  1. Gunner

    Gunner Rock Hunter

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    You guys are over thinking this whole thing. I have the only two iron clad, logical reasons why the Fins will win:

    1. Because I voted for the Colts to win

    2. Because I have stopped watching Carpenter's FG attempts which is the sole reason he is back on track and he will kick the winning FG this weekend.

    Anything else you people come up with is purely superfluous :smartass:
     
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  2. Berezo

    Berezo Well-Known Member

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    Link to the report?
     
  3. The Aqua Crush

    The Aqua Crush New Member

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    I think the Dolphins win a close one. However, people who use the rationale that Luck has been turnover prone, his splits are quite telling IMO. The young qb has been much more effective at home this year.

    On the road: 2 TD's vs 6 INTs
    At Lucas: 6 TD's vs 2 INTs

    I honestly dont' think we create many turnovers this week, if it was in MIA, then yes I think we cause some bad turnovers on luck. But the phins have shown recently their ability to hold a lead and close out a game, the 2 heartbreaking games early in the season they seem to have gotten over.

    This will be a close game, we need to run the ball effectively and our D needs to bend but not break late in the game holding a marginal lead. Carpenter has been better of late, playing in a non weather factor stadium. But as bad as Dan's been at times, Vinitari hasn't been very good either. Which ever kicker hits their FG's could be the difference. I also like our special teams better too. And in close games, special teams and kickers can be the difference. I think Thomas and Reggie run up a storm this week.

    Prediction:
    Phins 30
    Colts 24
    Luck drives the field at the end of the game but our D holds strong in the end zone to seal the win.
     
  4. sws84

    sws84 Season Ticket Holder

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    :lol:. I am actually starting to get nervous about our games. I guess because we are winning and they actually mean something towards maybe making the playoffs. It's been a long while since that has happened. :)
     
  5. WhiteIbanez

    WhiteIbanez Megamediocremaniacal

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    Fair weather fans. :headscratch:
     
  6. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

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    64% probability Miami wins IMO.
     
  7. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    Just seen a stat given on The Herd. Miami has lost their last 12 games after playing the Jets.
    This from some guy named RJ Bell at pregame.com
    The reasoning behind it is that Miami gets sky high for the Jets, and then suffers a let down the following week.
     
  8. HULKFish

    HULKFish Artist and Scribe

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    I'll put the onus of this game squarely on the shoulders of the front 4. We've got a better D, so they need to play like it! Starks, Soliai, Wake, Odrick need to step up and control the LOS, and collapse the pocket. If they can do that, the secondary will be in a better position to win. As long as Tannehill is playing on offense, we'll be fine, otherwise we better have a running game or hold them under 17... Sorry, but I don't feel nearly as good with Moore under center, as many do.
     
  9. Larryfinfan

    Larryfinfan 17-0...Priceless Club Member

    Well, I prognosticated that we'd have to play our absolute best to beat the jests and was wrong. We the D and STs really step up and take the pressure off the O and we handily beat them. This week, I think once again we're looking at a team (the colts) that is trying to prove they are as good as they seem. They have a young QB who is developing into one of the best (you know, for a change the predraft hype fits the kid). They are playing well enough to have beaten some good teams, albeit in last minute heroics. They are riding an emotional high from the added success their coach has had in a matter well above that of football. I'm a bit scared of the colts right now. Not because I think they are a better team than ours, but sometimes the total is greater than the sum of the parts...

    I'm really scared of our team this week and the fact that our players are riding a media and fan high that could have them believing what they read/hear. The impressive thing about this team is that they haven't believed all the attention. Beating the colts could go a long way towards putting this team securely (at least for this season) on the NFL map again...

    All that said, I still think we will beat them. It appears to me that Philbin has them on an even keel and not listening to anyone outside the facility.
     
  10. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    Considering Sparano would have been the HC for the majority of those losses, its hard to take that statistic seriously with a new coaching staff.
     
  11. DePhinistr8

    DePhinistr8 Season Ticket Holder

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    I'd go more along the lines we've just been a cruddy, inconsistent team the last decade.
     
  12. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I don't think their evenly matched, remember, our team has gone 10 and 6 in their last 16 and the colts last year were losing almost every game..Luck has been their difference maker.
     
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  13. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    This game is up to the Bad Boyz..their very good right now, but if they wanna be great they need to suffocate the colts.
     
  14. Alex13

    Alex13 Welcome to the NEW Miami Club Member

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    since my buddy came back from miami and brought me this orange nike dolphins t-shirt we are 3-0....i havent even washed it since then....yeah so i guess its all on me
     
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  15. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    That's a cute story Al...


    Lol...j/k
     
  16. Jaydog57

    Jaydog57 Canes/Fins/Magic fan

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    If the Jax Jaguars can beat the Colts then I see no reason why we shouldn't either.
     
  17. Alex13

    Alex13 Welcome to the NEW Miami Club Member

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    not more cute then true DJ...lol
     
  18. Berezo

    Berezo Well-Known Member

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    Any given Sunday
     
  19. sws84

    sws84 Season Ticket Holder

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    Uh, OK... I guess. Look up the definition for fair weather fan...
     
  20. shouright

    shouright Banned

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    I can't get a solid feel for this one. I could make just as strong an argument for the Colts as I could for the Dolphins.

    As for the spread, on the one hand, I like that the Dolphins are favored away because it shows they're improving and being more strongly regarded as a good team. On the other hand I don't like that they're favored against a team with the same record in that other team's home stadium. That's the stuff of one team's feeling insulted, and that can drive a team.

    That drivenness for the Colts could be the difference in the game, but I see that as potentially balanced or offset by the Dolphins' coming together as a genuinely cohesive team with strong player leadership that has bought in to the coaching staff's program. Those kinds of team dynamics are rare and can help a team overcome just about any intangible factor that favors the opposing team, but I'm not sure if those factors are "established" enough with this team to be that strong or that effective.

    So, I don't know. ;)
     
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  21. jw3102

    jw3102 season ticket holder

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    According to Adam Beasley, in the Miami Herald. Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports wrote on twitter that Tannehill had his knee drained twice, once before practice and once after, and he is only, "50-50"
    to start against the Colts. Cole is the sports writer for Yahoo Sports which covers the Dolphins.
     
  22. RGF

    RGF THE FINSTER Club Member

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    Exactly how I feel. Last week I (we) was(were) extremely confident we would handle the Jets no problem. This game has me worried a bit. We should win ,....we`ll probaly win ....But,.....not too sure.
     
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  23. jw3102

    jw3102 season ticket holder

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    But the Packers and the Vikings couldn't beat the Colts. So all that proves is that on any given Sunday, any team in the NFL can beat another team.
     
  24. Jaydog57

    Jaydog57 Canes/Fins/Magic fan

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    I have faith in my team on any given Sunday.
     
  25. wpgfishfan

    wpgfishfan Member

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    It is a crazy stat thow

    Saban was game #1
    Cameron #2 and #3
    Sparano #4-#11
    Philbin #12

    4 coaches responsible for this awful stat. Hopefully it changes
     
  26. Dolfan330

    Dolfan330 My wein is so chaffed...

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    I have a feeling this game will be similar to the Rams game. Luck will most likely carve our secondary, but the pressure from our front 7 will create turnovers and keep them out of the end zone. I predict a 27-17 game in favor of the Dolphins.
     
  27. RGF

    RGF THE FINSTER Club Member

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    :headscratch:
     
  28. Gunner

    Gunner Rock Hunter

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    Pretty solid argument that I may have to take under consideration
     
  29. Dolfan330

    Dolfan330 My wein is so chaffed...

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    Yeah... I didn't think that through....

    We'll still win dammit!
     
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  30. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    I have a bad feeling about this game. We SHOULD win, but I have this itch between my shoulder blades that says we're going to have a let-down after the Jets game.
     
  31. shouright

    shouright Banned

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  32. Disnardo

    Disnardo Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    My guys and gals... we have to ride the wave, as the team will ride it...

    After the Bengals game, I kind of thought that the team will falter in the Rams game...

    After the Rams game, I felt that the Jets game would be a very tuff one to get a W since they played NE till the OT buzzer went off... and then...

    I had the light go off on my head... the AFC really has no powerhouse...NONE...

    It is up to the team to maintain that physical/smart play and have the knowledge that their coaching staff has given them the ability to win very game they play...

    So I expect them to beat the Colts this Sunday...
     
  33. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    Only a win can scratch that itch, my friend. Only a win.
     
  34. Ludacris

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    The colts beat up the packers by gettingCedric Benson, raji and jarmichael Finley injured. Their offense only goes as far as Reggie Wayne takes them so Sean smith will need to be at his best. Their defense is weak. Tannehill just needs to pick on their number 2 cb Vaughn. Dolphins will win this one.
     
  35. shouright

    shouright Banned

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    Well, if you voted "yes," I suppose you can feel better because you were in the company of over 90% of the people who voted.
     
  36. dont fumble

    dont fumble Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I think this poll shows how much we are Dolfans. 90% of thephins expected a win. The so called experts were undecided. 51% of sportsnation said the Colts would win. The Spread was +2|+2.5 Colts almost all week. It moved to +1.5 at the very end, which probably was sharp action.
    In general it shows, that we are not very realistic and have false expectations. This is fine, because we are fans, but it's also the main reason we are so frustrated. Yes, parts of our team were horrible, but in the end, the game was what most people said it would be, except of us. A close one, basically a coin toss with a total score of 43 points (which, by the way, was the over/under).
     
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  37. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    I hate to be right about crap like this.
     
  38. jw3102

    jw3102 season ticket holder

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    Me too.
     
  39. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    He's a difference maker alright.
     
  40. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    Along with our anemic pass rush and horrible coverage in the flats.
     

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