Browns vs. Dolphins: Huge Game For Both Teams, Bigger Than You Might Think

Browns vs. Dolphins: Huge Game For Both Teams, Bigger Than You Might Think

Grant Puskar
1 year ago
3 min read
Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb runs the ball during game vs. Miami Dolphins

As we know, anything can hapen on any given Sunday in the NFL. If you're looking for some proof to back that claim, just take this past weekend for example. 

The Lions beat the Packers, the Jets beat the Bills, and there were a few teams that blew massive leads and allowed game-winning touchdowns in the final seconds.

The Browns were on a bye week in Week 9, and I think Browns fans across the NFL are grateful for that not only because the injured players got to rest up, but more importantly, Browns fans got to enjoy a Sunday stress-free.

The Dolphins are coming into this mathcup victorious after a dog-fight 35-32 win against the Chicago Bears; a game where quarterback Justin Fields of the Bears showed evrything and more, proving he is the guy that Chicago needs to build around. 

Why Is Browns vs. Dolphins Big For Miami?

It seems like every game is big in the NFL. However, now that we are entering Week 10, every game is especially big as we head down the stretch and get closer to the NFL playoffs. 

For Miami, they sit at 6-3. They are tied for the best record in their division at 2-1, as the Jets are also 2-1. With the news that Bills quarterback Josh Allen could miss some time due to an elbow injury, they need to take advantage of every win they can if he misses some time.

Their other divisional rival in the Jets will be on a bye this week, so it's up to the Dolphins to take care of their own business this weekend. 

Why Browns Would Love A Win In This Game

With the Browns sitting at just 3-5, it is obvious they need every single win they can get down the stretch. Again, though, with the injury to Allen, the Browns could be getting lucky at the right time. 

The Browns three remaining opponents until Deshaun Watson is cleared to play are the Dolphins, Buccaneers and Bills. 

If the Browns can beat the Dolphins in Miami, they will have all of the momentum in the world heading into their matchup against the Bills where they could miss on having to face Allen. 

If they can take advantage of that, their season suddenly becomes wide open. The Buccaneers have looked beatable all year long, so who knows what will happen there.

Head coach Kevin Stefanski is a perfect 2-0 in his young coaching career coming off of the bye-week, with hopes to make it 3-0 when they leave Miami.

If the Browns can get pressure on Tua Tagovailoa and have their secondary hold up for just one week, they should be fine. Again, the Browns are rested, and the Dolphins defense just got torched through the air and on the ground by Fields, so it should be interesting.

The Browns currently sit as +3.5 underdogs, and I see tons of value in betting them straight-up. Remember; the goal until Watson gets back is 2-1 in these last three games.

If they can steal one in Miami coming off of their bye, they could be getting hot at just the right time, allowing Watson to have a chance to save the season for the Browns. 

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