Can The Miami Dolphins Go 7 Straight???

Written by Finatic Dave

7 Straight7 straight wins for the Miami Dolphins would... ROCK.. It would almost certainly guarantee the Dolphins a playoff spot in the AFC. Can they make it happen this Sunday against The Baltimore Ravens?

The Dolphins are a win away from their first seven-game winning streak since 1985.

Recovery from key injuries will be the deciding factor. OL Branden Albert and OL Laramey Tunsil both practiced this week, which is a great sign. WR DeVante Parker, who left last week's game versus the 49ers is still recovering from a back injury and has not practiced this week.

The Dolphins also face a TOUGH opponent against the Baltimore Ravens on the road.  The Ravens are number 1 in the NFL against the run, and number 2 in overall defense.  Additionally, the Ravens are also contending for a playoff spot too, just like the Dolphins.  The Dolphins are listed as 3 point underdogs as of the writting of this article.  

In franchise history, Miami has had just eight winning streaks of seven regular season games or longer and all eight of them came under legendary Hall of Fame coach Don Shula.

Only six current Dolphins players were even born before the start of the 1985 season: T Branden Albert, G/T Jermon Bushrod, LS John Denney, QB Matt Moore, DE Cameron Wake and DE Mario Williams.

The Dolphins had a November to remember as the team went a perfect 4-0 during the month. It marked just the fifth time in franchise history that Miami has gone undefeated in a November, with the other seasons being 2006, 1973, 1972 and 1971.

As part of Miami's six-game winning streak, the Dolphins won four consecutive games while trailing at some point in the fourth quarter, when they posted come-from-behind wins vs. Buffalo (Week 7), vs. N.Y. Jets (Week 9), at San Diego (Week 10) and at Los Angeles (Week 11). According to ESPN Stats & Info, it is the first time in franchise history that the team has won four straight games while trailing in the fourth quarter. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the last NFL team to accomplish this was the Denver Broncos in 2011 - a team with Adam Gase as its quarterback’s coach.