The Dolphins win the AFC
The only issue Mike McDaniels has encountered as the Dolphins’ head coach is his team can’t beat teams with winning records. Well, boy, is he in luck; their remaining schedule looks perfect for them. They have to play the Jets twice, and while the Jets' defense looks scary, their offense doesn’t know the difference between a block and a hold, which is a problem.
They also meet the Raiders, Commanders, and Titans in the next four weeks. All of them will need significant changes of fortune to reach winning records by then.
The Cowboys and the Ravens are the only teams likely to give the Dolphins any issues before January. And the Ravens may have secured the AFC North title by Week 17, so they could choose to rest essential players. Miami hosts Buffalo in Week 18, but with four tricky games leading into Christmas, the Bills season will likely be over by January, which leads nicely into the next prediction.