Week 16 – vs Dolphins (Monday, Dec. 27 — 7:15 CST)
At one point, the Dolphins were 1-7 and looked to be going nowhere after people pegged them as a fringe playoff contender this year. Since then, Miami has ripped off five straight wins (so the opposite of NOLA) and they’re now 6-7 on the season.
Now, that record is a bit misleading because the Dolphins have either not played good teams or have played beat-up teams (the Ravens, for example). New Orleans isn’t necessarily a good team so this could be an opportunity for the Fins to come into the Big Easy on Monday Night Football and continue to fight a playoff spot, much like the Saints.
This really is one of those games that could go either way and in those situations, the smart thing to do is look at the head coach and the quarterback. Sean Payton definitely has the edge over Brian Flores and the quarterback situation is honestly a toss-up, so here, New Orleans looks to be the better team from the head coaching standpoint.
With this game being at home and in primetime, the black and gold could pull off a win here but the Fins are sneaky so I wouldn’t be surprised with either team winning.