4. Miami Dolphins
After getting embarrassed 36-20 by the lowly NY Giants in Week 14 of the NFL season, the Dolphins get the perfect remedy to recover from the tough defeat, as they play host to the league’s worst team, the one-win Cincinnati Bengals.
Despite the Dolphins looking bad, Ryan Fitzpatrick is able to find enough magic to lead his team to a victory over a Bengals team that looks like it has cashed out on the season. Fitzmagic and DeVante Parker, fresh off his contract extension, provide the offense needed to take down the Bengals, bringing the Dolphins record to 4-11 heading into the final week of the season.
Unfortunately, the winning ways of Miami will come to a screeching halt, as they face off against a New England Patriots team that will likely be vying for a week one bye in the AFC playoffs. The skill level of the Patriots roster is much better than that of the Dolphins, already putting Miami at a major disadvantage. However, facing a Bill Belichick led team motivated to get a first round bye, becomes too daunting of a task for Miami head coach Brian Flores, as his old mentor gets the better of him in a Patriots victory.
As a result, the Dolphins end the season with a 4-11 record and the strength of their schedule versus the other lower ranked teams in the league dictate that they end the season with the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft.