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A game-by-game breakdown of Miami Dolphins’ 2015 season

Will the Buffalo Bills’ defense continue to plague the Dolphins in their two matchups this season?
Will the Buffalo Bills’ defense continue to plague the Dolphins in their two matchups this season? Miami Herald Staff

Miami Dolphins beat writer Adam H. Beasley breaks down each Dolphins game this season and predicts the outcome:

Week 1

Dolphins 31, Redskins 10

Washington allowed 27.4 points per game last year. Washington addressed that weakness by drafting an offensive guard in the first round.

Week 2

Dolphins 23, Jaguars 17

Jared Odrick is good. Ndamukong Suh is better. The Dolphins’ new defensive tackle makes more plays than their old one.

Week 3

Bills 13, Dolphins 10

These teams could play 100 times and Buffalo would win 70 of them. Bills defense is simply an untenable matchup for the Dolphins.

*Week 4

Dolphins 23, Jets 6

Without Dolphins-killer Geno Smith (we kid here — mostly), the comedic Jets get punched in the mouth, yet again.

Week 5: Bye

Week 6

Dolphins 26, Titans 13

Marcus Mariota doesn’t throw many interceptions. But he won’t throw many touchdown passes either, at least this week.

Week 7

Dolphins 17, Texans 14

If the Texans had a competent quarterback, they would be a playoff team. The Texans, unfortunately, have Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett.

Week 8

Patriots 38, Dolphins 31

The Dolphins end up on the wrong end of a good old-fashioned, prime-time shootout. Gap closing with New England, however.

Week 9

Bills 17, Dolphins 14

Rex Ryan might never coach a competent quarterback. But he can sure coach defense, particularly against Miami.

Week 10

Dolphins 27, Eagles 24

Yes, Chip Kelly is a mad genius. Yes, the Eagles are tough at home. But no, the Dolphins will not lose three in a row.

Week 11

Cowboys 27, Dolphins 10

The Dolphins are a playoff team. The Cowboys are a Super Bowl team. La’el Collins proves he made the right choice.

Week 12

Dolphins 10, Jets 9

You can’t spell jettisoned playoff dreams without J-E-T-S. Brandon Marshall will surely handle this setback with grace, right?

Week 13

Dolphins 27, Ravens 21

The Ravens historically own the Dolphins, particularly in must-win scenarios. But this is a different Dolphins team. And a new narrative.

Week 14

Dolphins 41, Giants 10

Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry are close friends. After this beatdown, Beckham probably won’t hear the end of it.

Week 15

Chargers 23, Dolphins 21

If the Chargers are indeed splitting for L.A., this game would be closing time for Qualcomm. Chargers send it out in style.

Week 16

Colts 35, Dolphins 20

It can’t happen again, right? Not yet another December meltdown, right? Will the Dolphins ruin Christmas again?

Week 17

Dolphins 27, Patriots 21

Nope. It truly is a new year. And 2016 looks bright for the Dolphins, who clinch their first playoff berth this decade.

*To be played in London.

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