On Sunday evening, the Miami Dolphins will visit the defending NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles in what should be a riveting game.
Both teams are 5-1, and while the Eagles have seemingly been on autopilot so far this season, they will have an opportunity to make a big statement to themselves and the rest of the NFL.
It will also be a statement game for the Dolphins, who have the league’s best offense but have been porous on the defensive side of the football.
Former NFL player Emmanuel Acho said on FS1’s “Speak” that this contest could be a preview of Super Bowl LVIII in February.
— Speak (@SpeakOnFS1) October 20, 2023
With the midseason point on the horizon, it is time for Philly to step things up a notch.
They have had only one win by at least 10 points this season, and in Week 6, they lost to the mediocre New York Jets as quarterback Jalen Hurts threw three interceptions.
Their passing defense has also been suspect, as they rank just 20th in passing yards allowed and 29th in passing touchdowns given up.
The Dolphins defense has also been iffy, but their offense has been as hot as a July afternoon in Fort Lauderdale, and wide receiver Tyreek Hill could be in the middle of a historic season.
This game will also be a matchup of two big MVP candidates: Hurts and Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
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