Dolphins Make the List of Teams That Can Upset the Patriots for the Super Bowl in 2018

We all know how good the champion New England Patriots are, and people are picking the Pats to once again take home the Lombardi Trophy in February of 2018.

While the Pats are the favorites, NFL.com has a piece out about six teams that have a legit chance to unseat the champions from 2017, and the Fins have made the list.

Here’s what Conor Orr had to say about the Dolphins and their chances.

5) Miami Dolphins

Regular-season matchups with the Patriots: Nov. 26 (Week 12) at Gillette Stadium; Dec. 11 (Week 14) at Hard Rock Stadium.

Why they can do it: Once in a great while, there is an AFC East opponent capable of consistently troubling the Patriots. The Jets during Rex Ryan’s zenith were one of those teams. The Adam Gase-led Dolphins could be another. Miami did not shy away from its veteran-laden roster this offseason, doubling down on its hope to become an intimidating, smash-mouth unit. In a lot of ways, the Dolphins are built like the Jets early in the Ryan era, with stars at wide receiver and running back and studs at linebacker and defensive tackle. The one missing component, of course, is stability across the secondary. Byron Maxwell showed an ability to play up to (and above) his potential last year, though Miami would still need an otherworldly performance from Ndamukong Suh, Cameron Wake, Charles Harris and the rest to make this happen.


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