The 2017 NFL playoffs are upon us. In what should be a pretty interesting game, the Miami Dolphins will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC wild card playoff round. The Steelers enter the playoffs with an 11-5 record and the No. 3 seed in the AFC. Meanwhile, the Dolphins will enter postseason play with a 10-6 record and the No. 6 seed. The Steelers have now won seven games in a row. As for the Dolphins, they are coming off of a loss against the New England Patriots. Needless to say, the Dolphins’ defense could be in store for a long day when they are faced with the challenge of stopping Roethlisberger, Brown, and Bell. We think the Steelers will run away with a victory, leaving the Dolphins with a bitter taste of making it to the NFL Playoffs after 8 years, just to have it end so quickly. Our NFL score prediction is 31-23 favoring Pittsburgh.
Dolphins vs. Steelers Score Prediction: Steelers 31, Dolphins 23
In recent and exciting NFL news, the Miami Dolphins are back in the postseason for the first time in eight years, but it could be a short-lived appearance in the 2017 NFL Playoffs. Miami visits the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon on Wild-Card Weekend.
The Dolphins won three out of their last four games to secure a playoff berth, and the Steelers won their final seven games to win the AFC North. The Dolphins defeated the Steelers 30-15 at home in week six. However, this time the Dolphins will have to try to defeat the Steelers without Ryan Tannehill at quarterback. With Tannehill out, the Dolphins have their hopes pinned on Matt Moore again as he fills in at QB.
The Dolphins defense will be tested in a big way against the Steelers as they will have to try and stop Roethlisberger, Brown, and Bell which is no easy feat. However, they have to be confident going into this game after holding Roethlisberger to only 189 passing yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in their win against the Steelers this season.
Yes, Dolphins were successful in that matchup, but these are not the same Steelers that we saw when two teams faced off for the first time. This Steelers team ended the season by winning seven games in a row. The confidence is sky high right now in Pittsburgh. The offense is strong, and the defense is not breaking down—which is a good way to enter the NFL Playoffs.
Ben Roethlisberger had another strong season, accumulating 3,819 passing yards, but did have a few rough nights and had six interceptions over his last four games of the season. The Steelers scored an average of 24.9 points per game, which is good for 11th in the NFL. The Pittsburgh defense had a good season overall, and they will definitely have the 30 points they allowed to Miami earlier this season in mind as they head into this game.
Overall, the Steelers have the advantage on both sides of the ball for this game; we are taking Pittsburgh for this game. Our NFL score prediction is 31-23 in favor of the Steelers.
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