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Sunday, October 16, the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-1) take on the Miami Dolphins (1-4). The game will be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. Read on for our Steelers vs. Dolphins prediction and preview.
According to FiveThirtyEight’s matchup predictor, which is based on its ELO ratings, Pittsburgh wins the matchup between the two teams 75 percent of the time. The spread suggests that the Steelers are favorites to win the contest.
Spread: Steelers -8.5
Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Steelers vs. Dolphins preview:
The Steelers look in peak form now with Le'veon Bell finally back in the backfield. They pummeled the Jets last Sunday 31-13 and the offense looked just as explosive as ever. Consider their week three loss against the Eagles an aberration, this team is rolling right now on both sides of the ball.
The Dolphins looked horrendous against an also horrendous Titans team last Sunday, losing 30-17, which doesn't bode well for them moving forward. Ryan Tannehill threw for just 191 yards and two interceptions and probably shouldn't be a starting quarterback, but they really have no other choice at this point.
The Steelers have won six of the last eight match-ups between the two teams.
Steelers vs. Dolphins prediction:
The Steelers cruise to another win. Demarco Murray ran for 121 yards last week on a soft Dolphins defense, and I expect Bell to do the same. He might even reach 200 yards. Roethlisberger throws three touchdowns, Tannehill throws two picks, and the Dolphins make their case as one of the worst teams in the NFL.