One Team Stays Undefeated After Week 4
Updated: Jan 29
Philadelphia Eagles vs Miami Dolphins
As week 4 approaches, only two of the 32 NFL teams stand undefeated. But the question is, which one will stay undefeated the longer? I will take a deep dive into both teams schedules and see which one has the best chance.
Which team will have the better record at the end of the season?
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Maimi Dolphins
Taking a look at the Eagles, who won their last three games, as they managed to beat the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, and Washington Commanders. Week 1 versus the Lions was a tight one as they escaped with a three point victory. Other than that, it has been smooth flying for the Eagles.
Next five games: vsJAX, @ARI, vsDAL, vsPIT, @HOU
These next five games will be pretty challenging for the Eagles as both the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys hold a 2-1 record along with the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers hold a 1-2 record. The only cakewalk game the Eagles have would be against the winless Houston Texans. I think the Eagles will come out of these next five games being 7-1 suffering their only loss to the Jaguars. The Jaguars looked very good last week against the Los Angeles Chargers and I think they could be in line to upset this week against the Eagles. If the Eagles can walk away with a win against the Jaguars they stand a good chance to go 8-0 in their first eight games.
Last nine games: vsWAS, @IND, vsGB, vsTEN, @NYG, @CHI, @DAL, vsNO, vsNYG
These last nine games are pretty easy in my opinion with some mediocre matchups and some interesting matchups. I would say the hardest games for the Eagles in these last nine are the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys. Some matchups to lookout for are the Indianapolis Colts
and New Orleans Saints. With Aaron Rodgers doing his thing and Dak Prescott expected to be back those two games, I think the Eagles will drop those. Some questionable games that could flip either way are the Colts and Saints games. I do not know how to look at those two teams with the Colts upsetting the Chiefs but not being able to beat the Jaguars and the Saints having a good team but not being able to get the offense going yet to win games. Overall these Eagles will finish the season 14-3 and depending if they come into Week 18 clinching the number one seed they could drop their last game to rest their starters for the playoffs.
Season Record: 14-3
These Dolphins have come out looking great their first three weeks handling the New England Patriots in their home-opener, having a great comeback against the Baltimore Ravens to win 42-38 (after being down 35-14 at one point) and managing to hold off the Buffalo Bills in a tight one after almost choking it at the end giving up a safety off a “butt-punt.”
Next five games: @CIN, @NYJ, vsMIN, vsPIT, @DET
These next five matchups are favored matchups with every team except for the Minnesota Vikings (2-1) being 1-2. The Vikings only loss was to the other undefeated team and I think that deja vu strikes again with the Dolphins. The Lions will also be an interesting one with their high-powered offense ranking number two only behind the Ravens with the most points scored so far this season. With many of these teams not having great defenses and the Cincinnati Bengals having offensive line problems, I think the Dolphins have cleaned up their toughest matchups in the first three weeks and stay 8-0 after the first eight.
Last nine games: @CHI, vsCLE, vsHOU, @SF, @LAC, @BUF, vsGB, @NE, vsNYJ
The last nine games get interesting for the Dolphins as they will be put to the test to finish off the season. They finish business against the Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, an