Week 11 Preview: Miami Dolphins vs. Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy vs. the Falcons. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy vs. the Falcons. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Nov 15, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Salute to Service logo and the words “Stop Hate” on the collar of the helmet of Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) during the second half against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 37-12. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

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Drew Lock expected to start following rib injury vs. Raiders

As the week week progressed, Broncos Country’s confidence that Drew Lock would be starting Sunday decreased. Instead, it was looking as if Brett Rypien would be the guy. After Lock’s performance against the Las Vegas Raiders, there are likely people who hoped that Rypien may get a shot.

However, barring a drastic change or Saturday setback, Lock will be the starter against the Miami Dolphins. This is where we will find out how healthy Lock really is, and if perhaps the team should have sat him, after all. There will be a target on Lock’s back for a better performance than last week. Hopefully, he can deliver, and quiet the noise that John Elway may have missed on another quarterback.

Could Tua Tagovailoa lead the Miami Dolphins to an AFC East title?

Tua Tagovailoa has the Miami Dolphins playing better than they have in years. The Dolphins have won five straight, although two of those wins are credited to Ryan Fitzpatrick, whose benching after Miami’s bye shocked the NFL world.

However, it’s understandable that Miami was ready to begin their future now, and it’s paid off so far. If the Broncos lose to Miami tomorrow, Tua will have four straight NFL wins to kickstart his career, and will be the first rookie QB to do so since Ben Roethlisberger in 2004.

Although the Dolphins are currently second in the AFC East, they are just a game behind tying the Buffalo Bills, who lost their last matchup. With how well the Dolphins are playing right now, it isn’t unreasonable to predict that the Dolphins could eventually take the division lead, and maybe even win their first AFC East division title since 2008.