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Dolphins have two-game win streak, climbing out of top of the draft

The Dolphins secured a win as they made Brian Hoyer’s life miserable in Week 10. We break down the implications of the win.

Jerome Baker of the Miami Dolphins sacks Brian Hoyer of the Indianapolis Colts during the second quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 10, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images

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.