The Dolphins will have a two-part end to the season. First easy, then difficult. Fortunately for their fans, the next three games have the potential to be a walk in the park. Mike McDaniel’s squad would do well to pick up wins, as their final three games of the season will be tough. In the meantime, the Dolphins will be visiting the American capital. Even if Sam Howell is surprising, the Commanders quarterback does not have the necessary tools to advance his team. Washington showed its cards at the trade deadline and the team is on a three-game losing streak. On the other hand, the Dolphins rarely get trapped by teams lower in the standings.

Anyone really sold on the Chiefs? They win matches, of course. When it’s not with the magic of Patrick Mahomes, it’s ball carrier Isiah Pacheco who opens the machine. But the Chiefs are fragile. The aerial game is sometimes faulty and the defense has its shortcomings. Often, Andy Reid’s experience makes the difference. However, the next match will be a trap for the Chiefs. They will be at Lambeau Field on a Sunday evening in December. The Packers won their last two duels with dignity against the Chargers and the Lions, two more threatening teams on paper. Quietly, very quietly, Jordan Love is becoming an effective and reliable quarterback. But the awakening of receiver Christian Watson comes at the right time.

Did everyone witness the Eagles comeback against the Bills last week? Well, some will say that this is more of a Buffalo loss than a Philadelphia win, and that view is not entirely far-fetched. But seeing people still doubt Jalen Hurts is heresy. He allowed his team to beat the Cowboys, Chiefs and Bills in quick succession. If the Eagles were to also get the better of the 49ers, it would be almost miraculous, even if they never cease to surprise us. This duel between the Eagles offense and the Niners defense will be a real delight. Both teams have scored exactly 310 points this season. This game has the potential to be the best game on the “regular” schedule. Running back Christian McCaffrey can win a game on his own, but the Eagles’ versatility and momentum, especially playing at home, should tip the scales.