Dolphins vs Commanders: Line, Odds, Predictions - Experts Favor Miami to Beat Washington
Miami Dolphins are poised to dominate Washington Commanders with their premier offense and strong defense, making them a big favorite.
When the Miami Dolphins face off against the Washington Commanders on Sunday, the question on everyone's mind is whether the Dolphins will continue their winning streak against weaker teams. Currently leading the AFC East, the Dolphins are still in contention for the top seed in the AFC. On the other hand, the Commanders are eyeing the possibility of securing the first overall pick in next year's draft. With Washington on a three-game losing streak and having lost five of their last six games, the odds are in favor of Miami.
The game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff at FedEx Field and will be broadcasted on FOX. Miami boasts one of the top offenses in the NFL, with leading passing yards per game (285.3) and second in rushing yards per game (145.2). They are one of only two teams averaging over 30 points per game, with the other being Dallas. Despite missing rookie running back De'Von Achane due to injury, Miami's offense has been strong and could be even more formidable if he returns.
On the other hand, Washington's defense has struggled, allowing a league-worst 29.2 points per game. The recent trade of edge rushers Chase Young and Montez Sweat and the firing of defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio further weaken their defense. However, the Commanders' second-year quarterback Sam Howell has shown promise, leading the NFL in passing yards and displaying versatility in his play.
However, Washington's offensive line has allowed the second-most sacks in the league, which could be a major disadvantage against the Dolphins, who rank third in sacks. Miami's defense has been dominant, allowing just 16 points per game since the return of cornerback Jalen Ramsey in Week 8.
The potential return of Dolphins running back De'Von Achane for Sunday's game adds another layer of complexity to the matchup. With Miami's strong offense and formidable defense, they are poised to continue their winning streak against the struggling Commanders.