According to the Sun Sentinel, the current NFL betting spread is just the latest “embarrassment” for the Miami Dolphins as they gear to face the slightly worse-off Denver Broncos. The Fish have lost five games straight and has not covered in the last six, while the Broncos have lost and failed to cover in their last seven in a row, though the Broncos did beat the Raiders, or more specifically, Aqib Talib beat on Michael Crabtree and vice versa, and the Denver cornerback was promptly suspended as a result.
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— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) November 26, 2017
- Date: Sunday, 3rd December
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: Hard Rock Stadium
- Online Sportsbook NFL odds:
Broncos PK (-110) 38 (-115)
Dolphins PK (-110) 38 (-105)
You’re Good Enough, You’re Smart Enough, and Doggone It, Adam Gase Likes You
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said, when asked if Miami needs new players, “No. I like the guys we have on the roster right now.” and he’s right, too. The Fins don’t need new players. They need good players. Then again, Gase has been adamant that Jay Cutler will start at quarterback again as soon as he gets out of the concussion protocol, so who knows? On the other hand, it’s not like Matt Moore set the world on fire in Sunday’s 17-35 loss to the Pats, in which he threw for 215 yards, one TD, and two picks. And speaking of turnovers, Miami has committed 12 total turnovers – eight interceptions and four lost fumbles – in their losing streak, which is the worst in the league, while the number of penalties (53) is second worst. “You can’t turn the ball over and you can’t have penalties,” wide receiver Kenny Stills said. Oh, but you can, as you guys have demonstrated beyond the shadow of a doubt. The Dolphins are 1-3-2 ATS in their last six games at home but 7-1 against the NFL betting spread in their last eight games when playing the Broncos.
Tell me why are we so blind to see that the ones we hurt are you and me
Back to Talib, he was presumably defending teammate Chris Harris Jr., whom Crabtree allegedly sucker punched, and the Broncos seem to be satisfied with that version of story and have refrained from disciplining Talib, though, as hinted at above, he has been suspended by the NFL for two games, starting this Sunday against the Dolphins. So even if he was indeed trying to stick up for Harris, the fact remains that’s two games he won’t be there for his team, as he was ejected a mere three minutes into Sundays’ 14-21 loss to the Raiders. In his stead, rookie cornerback Brendan Langley struggled against Oakland’s offense, including getting flagged for pass interference in the end zone that gave the Raiders a first-and-goal from the 1, which led to a score. As a defensive co-captain, Talib should help guide the way to victory and not lose more than just his temper, but them what’s another loss in a seven-game straight-up and against the NFL betting spread losing streak? Looks like the Dolphins don’t have the monopoly on embarrassment.