The Dolphins Are A Laughable Three-Touchdown Road Underdog Against The Cowboys

“There are good teams, and there are bad teams. Then there’s 50 feet of crap. And then there’s the Miami Dolphins” is likely what Billy Beane would say if he was the general manager of the NFL team with the worst odds to win the Super Bowl.

You could argue that the little fishies (I know they’re actually mammals, but roll with it) are already dead in the water after the Baltimore Ravens feasted on them 59-10 in Week 1 and after the New England Patriots annihilated them 43-0 last Sunday.

And while Fins were 7-point underdogs against the Ravens and an 18-point underdog to the Pats, this week the team’s point spread is close to making history.

For Sunday’s Week 3 matchup on the road against the Dallas Cowboys, the Dolphins are a massive 22-point ‘dog down in Jerry World.

To put in perspective just how historically bad that spread is, you’d have to go back to 1987, which saw Joe Montana’s San Francisco 49ers were a 23-point favorite over the Atlanta Falcons—which remains the largest point spread during the Super Bowl Era.

But at least the dirty birds had an excuse: 1987 was a strike year, which means the team was essentially filled with replacement players they picked up off the street.

The result of that game? A respectable 25-17 defeat, but hey, at least the Falcons covered.

However, will the Dolphins cover this weekend?

Well, let’s just say I wouldn’t bet on anything other than the Cowboys cooking some fish over an open campfire down in Texas after all is said and done.

Week 3 NFL Betting Lines

Below are all the point spreads and totals found at BetOnline for Week 3 of the 2019 NFL regular season, as well as game information for each matchup.

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Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars

Thur., Sept. 19 at 8:20 pm ET on NFL Network

  • Spread: TEN -1.5
  • Total: O/U 40

Denver Broncos @ Green Bay Packers

Sun., Sept.  22 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX

  • Spread: GB -8
  • Total: O/U 43

Detroit Lions @ Philadelphia Eagles

Sun., Sept. 22 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX

  • Spread: PHI -6.5
  • Total: O/U 46.5

Baltimore Ravens @ Kansas City Chiefs

Sun., Sept. 22 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS

  • Spread: KC -7
  • Total: O/U 55

Cincinnati Bengals @ Buffalo Bills

Sun., Sept. 22 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS

  • Spread: BUF -6
  • Total: O/U 44

Atlanta Falcons @ Indianapolis Colts

Sun., Sept. 22 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS

  • Spread: IND -2.5
  • Total: O/U 47

Oakland Raiders @ Minnesota Vikings

Sun., Sept. 22 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX

  • Spread: MIN -8
  • Total: O/U 43.5

Miami Dolphins @ Dallas Cowboy

Sun., Sept. 22 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX

  • Spread: DAL -22
  • Total: O/U 47

New York Giants @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sun., Sept. 22 at 4:05 pm ET on FOX

  • Spread: TB -6.5
  • Total: O/U 48

Carolina Panthers @ Arizona Cardinals

Sun., Sept. 22 at 4:05 pm ET on FOX

  • Spread: CAR -2.5
  • Total: O/U 43.5

New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks

Sun., Sept. 22 at 4:25 pm ET on CBS

  • Spread: SEA -5
  • Total: O/U 45

Houston Texans @ Los Angeles Chargers

Sun., Sept. 22 at 4:25 pm ET on CBS

  • Spread: LAC -3
  • Total: O/U 48

Pittsburgh Steelers @ San Francisco 49ers

Sun., Sept. 22 at 4:25 pm ET on CBS

  • Spread: SF -6.5
  • Total: O/U 44

Los Angeles Rams @ Cleveland Browns

Sun., Sept. 22 at 8:20 pm ET on NBC

  • Spread: LAR -2.5
  • Total: O/U 51

Chicago Bears @ Washington Redskins

Mon., Sept. 23 at 8:15 pm ET on ESPN

  • Spread: CHI -4
  • Total: O/U 41.5

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