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17 Sep 2010

Don't mock me, but...

I have to decide between the Dolphins D against Minnesota and the Bears v Dallas. I'm leaning Dolphins, but it's kind of like choosing which foot to shoot.... Any advice?

Posted by: denemc on 17 Sep 2010

6 replies , Last at 20 Sep 2010, 7:43pm by denemc

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Re: Don't mock me, but...
by rdy4thefiesta :: Fri, 09/17/2010 - 4:58pm

If you can, drop one of them and play play the Browns against KC (or another defense that plays a terrible offense).

If you're going to go with one of these, I'd say play Dolphins vs. Vikings. Farve is turnover prone (except last year) and he is on a bad ankle.

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Re: Don't mock me, but...
by denemc :: Fri, 09/17/2010 - 6:18pm

Thanks.

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Re: Don't mock me, but...
by qckendall :: Fri, 09/17/2010 - 6:45pm

Of the two, Dolphins definitely

NO def is not that strong, but they did a pretty good job againt MIN. maybe 1.5 weeks has allowed the Vikes to shake off the rust, but its worth a gamble to see if their poor offensive showing may be a trend

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Re: Don't mock me, but...
by lechrus2@yahoo com :: Fri, 09/17/2010 - 9:02pm

Of the two games, according to DAVE, the Bears have the slightly better defense than Miami and the Cowboys the slightly less good offense than Minnesota. However, the Cowboys O-line was hurting last week but Colombo and Kosier are back so Barron, the holding machine, returns to the bench, so Peppers might be better contained and Romo and the run game will be effective than against Washington. So the games are pretty evenly matched as far as the defensive matchups are concerned.

On the other hand, the Bears special teams are better than Dallas or Miami or Minnesota, so the chance for return yardage TD in their favor is better and at the very least, the return team won't put the defense in a bad position as often.

I'd lean towards Chicago.

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Re: Don't mock me, but...
by lechrus2@yahoo com :: Mon, 09/20/2010 - 12:08am

Miami was the correct answer.

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Re: Don't mock me, but...
by denemc :: Mon, 09/20/2010 - 7:43pm

I went with the Dolphins. Thanks everyone!

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