NFL Underdog Pick for Week 1
September 11th 2009 - Special K
Miami Dolphins (+4) at Atlanta Falcons
You have to admire the complete transformation both these teams made during the
2008 offseason. At the end of the 2007 season, the Dolphins finished an
embarrassing 1-15 and Falcons were 4-12, yet both teams made the playoffs in
2008. Bill Parcells is looking like a complete genius once again and one
of his smartest moves was hiring head coach Tony Sparano away from the Cowboys.
C'mon, you have to admit that the Dolphins 38-13 victory in Foxboro last season
where they unleashed the wildcat formation was the biggest shocker of the year!
Sparano has instilled a level of toughness and an identity for this team. Like
the Steelers and Ravens, this toughness has resulted in the Dolphins playing
close, tight games. Did you know that 6 out of the last 8 regular season
games the Dolphins played in, the outcome was determined by 7 or less points?
For this reason. 4 points is a lot of points to be giving up to a team who plays
most games down to the wire.
I know it is tough picking a road team against a team with a home opener but
Joey Porter and the
Dolphins defense won't exactly be facing the most hostile crowd in Atlanta. The
Dolphins were one of 3 teams with a perfect 4-0 preseason and I look for them to
continue their winning ways against the Falcons.
Take the Dolphins with the points
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