Miami Dolphins

AFC East

B

Overall Team DVOA

17.7% 10th

The Dolphins didn't answer the major questions of their 2021 prospects in a Week 1 win over the Patriots. Tua Tagovailoa underwhelmed with a -23.4% passing DVOA. And while their defense bailed them out with a pair of forced turnovers, it will be difficult for them to repeat the league's third-highest turnover differential from 2020. That said, Brian Flores improved to a record of 3-2 against his former coach Bill Belichick with the win and is Belichick's only former assistant with a winning record against him. Dolphins fans have to enjoy that after being stuck in Belichick's division for the last two decades. - Scott Spratt

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 1

Total DVOA
17.7%10th
Offense
5.0%14th
Defense
-9.8%10th
Special Teams
3.0%8th
Weighted DVOA
17.7%10th
Unadj. Total VOA
14.9%12th
Future Schedule
-12.9%32nd
Past Schedule
-5.3%20th

2021 Season Projections

Mean Projection
9.0 wins13th
Projected Schedule
-2.0%26th
Projected DVOA
2.2%14th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
38.9%12th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
18.8%13th
Win Super Bowl
2.7%14th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
38.9%12th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
18.8%13th
Win Super Bowl
2.7%14th

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Football Outsiders Almanac 2021