The Miami Dolphins came out of the gates hot this NFL season, now finding themselves in the driver's seat in a tough battle with the Buffalo Bills to win the AFC East Division. The Bills entered the season as the heavy favorites in the division but a good Miami start combined with a subpar season thus far for Buffalo has Miami now in firm control of the division and the Dolphins playoff chances.
Unfortunately for Dolphins fans and bettors, the Miami squad has not been the strongest December team in recent years and with December being such a crucial month for NFL teams looking to make the playoffs they will need to reverse that trend and keep their foot on the gas. FloridaBet.com, thinking with our Florida sports betting mindset, decided to use StatMuse.com to find the December records of every NFL team since 2013 to see exactly where the Dolphins sit compared with the rest of the league. We ranked teams 1-32 based on winning percentage.
NFL Team Records in the Month of December
Below would be some great insight to utilize if Florida betting apps were legal. Either way, here is a list of all 32 NFL teams and how well they have performed in the month of December since 2013.
Dolphins Are Middle of Pack in December
The Dolphins check in at 17th on the list with a .500 December record since 2013, a mark they will need to improve upon if they hope to hang on to their spot atop the AFC East. Thankfully for Miami, this is arguably the best roster they have had in that timeframe with an incredibly dynamic offense led by Tyreek Hill and Tua Tagovailoa. If there was ever a Dolphins team to have a strong December, this is the one.
Tagovailoa is doing his part and has established himself as one of the favorites for the NFL MVP award, currently having the fourth shortest odds at +550, trailing only Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts, and Lamar Jackson. He’s racked up a ton of his passing yardage by targeting Hill, who leads the league in receiving with 1076 yards heading into week 11. With a league-leading eight receiving touchdowns as well, Hill is a co-favorite to win the Offensive Player of the Year award at +150 with Christian McCaffrey.
The schedule makers have done Miami a favor to start the month, with three consecutive games against sub-.500 teams to open in December as they play the Commanders, Titans, and Jets. They finish the month against two strong teams with matchups against Dallas and Baltimore. With a season-ending game against Buffalo on tap for early January, Miami will look to use the month of December to create some separation between themselves and the Bills. The ideal situation for Miami is that December goes well enough that they have already clinched the division by then, but unless the month is an utter catastrophe they should at least be able to use that game to solidify their standing.
This high-flying roster is looking to make this a new, more successful era of Dolphins football and a strong December record would show that along with locking down a playoff spot, division title and a run at increasing the Dolphins Super Bowl odds.