All of a sudden, this matchup looks much more interesting than it did at first. The Dolphins received the news of the injury that Tannehill suffered and it is not good. Fins quarterback is going to miss a lot of time with the injury that he suffered recently and Dolphins needed to do something about it. The surgery might not be required for Tannehill, but he is going to take a long time to recover.
With that being said, the Miami Dolphins front office made a one-year deal with Jay Culter worth 10 million dollars to be their next starting quarterback while Ryan Tannehill is gone. Even though Cutler didn’t really enjoy a lot of success at the end of his tenure with the Chicago Bears, he is someone that knows the system in Miami as those same people were there in Chicago where he had his best season in 2015. At the end of the day, him knowing what they are going to try to do on the offensive side of the ball made the decision for Miami’s front office much easier.
On the other hand, this is going to be an important game for Atlanta as they are playing their first game since losing to the Patriots in the Super Bowl. They need to get back on track and this is going to be their first step towards finding a way to get back to the Super Bowl again. Their offensive coordinator is gone, but this offense is way too talented not to live up to the expectations.
Since Cutler really didn’t have enough time to get back to playing shape, we are going to pick the Falcons to win this game against Miami. The final score should be around 27:19 in favor of the reigning NFC champions, the Atlanta Falcons.