Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/23/14
Miami @ IndianapolisWhy Should I Care? The 4-3 Dolphins currently hold the fifth seed in the AFC. The 4-3 Colts, by way of what I bet is a very complex tie breaker, hold the sixth seed in the conference. These two teams have suddenly emerged as dark-horse playoff contenders. This matchup will decide who is able to hold on to that coveted playoff spot for at least one more week.By The Numbers!The Dolphins defense has emerged, yet again, as one of the leagues’ best. They are allowing a stingy 3.5 yards per rushing attempt to opposing offenses. The Miami defense is top-ten material in virtually every defensive rushing category. They rank third in rushing yards allowed with 574. That’s pretty impressive after 7 games. The Dolphins have not been quite as successful against the pass. They’ve allowed nearly 2000 yards through the air. Nonetheless, they are keeping opponents out of the end zone. They’ve allowed only 126 points - fifth in the league.Andrew Luck and the Colts’ offense may not...
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