The 2021 Miami Dolphins are looking to build off a 10-6 record from the 2020 NFL season, having just missed the playoffs becoming the 13th team since the playoffs expanded in 1990 to miss the postseason with at least 10 wins. Will the 2021 Dolphins take that next step forward? According to Pro Football Focus, the Dolphins will be close to matching their record from last year, but fall just short of the double-digit mark.
In their updated 2021 NFL season win totals tracker published Wednesday morning, PFF and DraftKings Sportsbook have the Dolphins finishing in a tie for second-place in the AFC East with the New England Patriots at nine wins. The Buffalo Bills top the division at 10.5 wins, while the New York Jets are set at seven wins. Using the money-line set for each team, the Dolphins slide slightly behind the Patriots, with a -143 line adjusting New England to 9.4 wins, while the Dolphins have a -121 line, giving them a 9.2 adjusted win total. the Bills are -110, or 50/50 so they remain at 10.5 wins, while the Jets have a +123 line, pushing them down to a 6.5 adjusted total.
Using that same standard across the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs claim the top spot in the playoffs with 12 wins. The Baltimore Ravens are the second seed with 11.2 victories, the Bills third at 10.5, and the Indianapolis Colts are fourth at 9.7 wins. The first Wildcard position goes to the Cleveland Browns at 10 wins, the Patriots are the second Wildcard with their 9.4 wins. The Dolphins claim the last Wildcard spot with their 9.2 wins. The Tennessee Titans are the first team to miss the playoffs with a nine win tally.
Are the Dolphins a playoff team in 2021? Will they go over or under 9.2 wins?
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