DENVER (AP) – Their pass rush is tremendous, their pass protection horrendous.
Thanks to dominating defenses, both the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins are in the thick of the AFC playoff race in spite of shuffled offensive lines that are still working out the kinks.
These two teams also feel very different about themselves heading into Sunday’s showdown in Denver.
The Dolphins are 6-4, their best record at the 10-game mark since 2008, which not coincidentally is the last time they made the playoffs. A 5-2 conference mark helps their wild-card chances, and so should the two games remaining against the last-place New York Jets.
“I really like this team,” Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill said. “I like the talent we have. I like the leadership we have, the way that we are trending right now.”
Peyton Manning doesn’t like the way the Broncos are trending.
They’re 7-3 but it feels…
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