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Miami Dolphins vs. Denver Broncos 11/22/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Miami Dolphins visit the Denver Broncos on 11/22/2020 at 4:05PM.

Miami and Denver face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Miami has a record of 6-3 this season. Denver is 3-6 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Miami Team Defense Preview

Miami faces 6.0 plays per drive, this defense gives up 33.1 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 1.81 points per drive. 28.7% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but 14.9% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 25.0 and these drives usually take up 2:40 of time.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 87.8 and 2.4% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Miami has caused a sack rate of 6.3% this season.

Examining Miami in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 109 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 37 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 33.9%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 17 fourth down attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 7 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 41.2%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 28 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and their opponents have converted 20 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 71.4%.

Miami Team Offense Preview

Miami has 5.6 plays per drive, this offense averages 28.9 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.30 points per drive. On 44.4% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but on 10.1% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 33.1 yard line, they typically last 2:44.

5.5% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Miami and on 2.6% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Miami has yielded 14 sacks this season and this has resulted in 79 yards lost.

Miami rushed for 3.6 yards per carry and for 98.7 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 8 times this season.

Examining Miami in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 104 third down attempts this season and have converted 40 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 38.5%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 4 fourth down attempts this season and have converted 3 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 75.0%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 36 Red Zone entrances this season and have converted 23 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 63.9%.

Denver Team Defense Preview

Denver yields 5.9 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 29.8 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.17 points per drive. On 42.6% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but on 8.3% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 33.8 and these drives usually take up 2:37 of time.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 93.0 and on 1.9% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Denver has caused a sack rate of 6.4% this season.

We will get more situational with Denver and examine various situations. They have faced 126 third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 48 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 38.1%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 9 fourth down attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 4 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 44.4%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 34 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 17 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 50.0%.

Denver Team Offense Preview

Denver has run 5.5 plays per drive and this offense averages 27.1 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 1.70 points per drive. 33.6% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 19.1% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 26.7 yard line, they usually take up 2:20 of time.

3.5% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Denver and 4.7% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Denver has yielded 23 sacks this season and this has resulted in 177 yards lost.

They rushed for 4.3 yards per carry and for 106.6 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 16 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Denver and examine various situations. They have had 122 third down attempts this season and have converted 47 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 38.5%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 9 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 1 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 11.1%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 25 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and have converted 13 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 52.0%.

The Miami Roster

The Players to Watch for Miami

Ryan Fitzpatrick QB 6-2 228

This season, Ryan Fitzpatrick has put up 1535 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has thrown 7 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 95.0thus far this season. Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown 7 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Ryan Fitzpatrick has 135 rushing yards, which puts him in the 76.47 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 25 times this season, which puts him in the 75.0 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 2 rushing touchdowns this season.

Salvon Ahmed RB 5-11 196

This season, Salvon Ahmed has 123 rushing yards on 28 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 1 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Salvon Ahmed picked up 5 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 1 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

DeVante Parker WR 6-3 216

This season, DeVante Parker picked up 462 yards. He caught the ball 38 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 3 receiving touchdowns this season.

Raekwon Davis NT 6-6 311

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Miami, Raekwon Davis has 11 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 25.89 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Emmanuel Ogbah DE 6-4 275

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Miami, Emmanuel Ogbah has 16 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 8 times this season, which put him in the 96.77 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 3.0 fumbles this season.

Eric Rowe SS 6-1 205

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Miami, Eric Rowe had 37 tackles which puts him in the 81.16 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Eric Rowe as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 60.34 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Nik Needham CB 6-0 193

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Miami, Nik Needham had 23 tackles which puts him in the 58.7 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 1 times this season. Nik Needham as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 26.44 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

The Denver Roster

The Players to Watch for Denver

Drew Lock QB 6-4 228

This season, Drew Lock has put up 1497 yards and 7 touchdowns. He has thrown 10 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 66.5thus far this season. Drew Lock has thrown 10 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Drew Lock has 65 rushing yards, which puts him in the 51.47 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 22 times this season, which puts him in the 64.71 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 2 rushing touchdowns this season.

Melvin Gordon RB 6-1 215

This season, Melvin Gordon has 439 rushing yards on 107 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 4 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Melvin Gordon picked up 87 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 20 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Jerry Jeudy WR 6-1 193

This season, Jerry Jeudy picked up 552 yards. He caught the ball 34 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 2 receiving touchdowns this season.

Dre’Mont Jones DT 6-3 281

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Denver, Dre’Mont Jones has 12 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 2 times this season, which put him in the 75.89 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Bradley Chubb DE 6-4 275

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Denver, Bradley Chubb has 18 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 6 times this season, which put him in the 88.71 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 1.0 fumbles this season.

Justin Simmons FS 6-2 202

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Denver, Justin Simmons had 47 tackles which puts him in the 97.83 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Justin Simmons as a ball hawker was able to pick off 3.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 99.14 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Kareem Jackson CB 5-10 183

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Denver, Kareem Jackson had 37 tackles which puts him in the 96.2 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Kareem Jackson as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 26.44 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Miami Dolphins vs. Denver Broncos Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Miami Dolphins 24 Denver Broncos 22

Spread Pick: Denver +4 -110 Mybookie.ag
Moneyline Pick: Miami -178 5Dimes
Total Pick: Over 45 -105 BetOnline