The Miami Dolphins have a two-game winning streak! A week after winning with relative ease over the New York Jets, they held off a late Indianapolis Colts rally to secure a 16-12 win. It was about as ugly as a 16-12 final score would suggest, but they did it.
The Dolphins were a 10.5-point underdog coming into this game, with Colts quarterback Brian Hoyer starting in place of Jacoby Brissett. Hoyer threw for 204 yards and a touchdown, and topped it with three interceptions. The Colts managed to take a 12-10 lead after an early fourth quarter touchdown, but he could get nothing going on the remaining drives after the Dolphins took a 13-12 and then 16-12 lead.
The Dolphins improve to 2-7 with the win, and move firmly away from the top of the 2020 NFL Draft order. The Cincinnati Bengals are the clear favorites, with Washington now the lone one-win team. Miami joins the Giants, Jets, and Falcons with two wins, and suddenly they have a modest chance of finishing outside of even the top five draft picks. Miami hosts the Buffalo Bills in Week 11,
On the other side of things, the Colts drop to 5-4 and are now a full game back of the Houston Texans in the AFC South. Indianapolis hosts the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11.