A First Look at Miami Dolphins’ Potential Wild Card Playoff Opponents

The Miami Dolphins' playoff picture is still quite murky. While they're the AFC's No. 1 seed now, here's an early look at a potential Wild Card Weekend.

The 9-3 Miami Dolphins have the AFC’s clearest path to the conference’s No. 1 seed, but even with control of their destiny, the truth is they’re about twice as likely to play in the Wild Card Round as they are to getting a bye.

So with that context — and another yawner (the Tennessee Titans) next up on the schedule — we decided to dedicate most of this week’s PFN Miami Dolphins Podcast to looking ahead.

Who of the eight possibilities (assuming the Jacksonville Jaguars hang on and win the AFC South) should the Dolphins hope their team plays in Round 1? We break it all down.

Miami Dolphins Playoff Preview

Cleveland Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • 2023 Record: 7-5
  • Current AFC Seed: 5
  • Remaining Schedule Strength: .500 (T-19)
  • Odds To Qualify (Via ESPN): 55.6%
  • PFN Power Ranking: 16
  • 2023 Head-to-Head: N/A

Houston Texans

  • 2023 Record: 7-5
  • Current AFC Seed: 8
  • Remaining Schedule Strength: .433 (T-24)
  • Odds To Qualify (Via ESPN): 69.6%
  • PFN Power Ranking: 9
  • 2023 Head-to-Head: N/A

Indianapolis Colts

  • 2023 Record: 7-5
  • Current AFC Seed: 7
  • Remaining Schedule Strength: .517 (T-13)
  • Odds To Qualify (Via ESPN): 55.5%
  • PFN Power Ranking: 13
  • 2023 Head-to-Head: N/A

Denver Broncos

  • 2023 Record: 6-6
  • Current AFC Seed: 9
  • Remaining Schedule Strength: .433 (T-24)
  • Odds To Qualify (Via ESPN): 12.5%
  • PFN Power Ranking: 17
  • 2023 Head-to-Head: MIA 70, DEN 20

Cincinnati Bengals

  • 2023 Record: 6-6
  • Current AFC Seed: 10
  • Remaining Schedule Strength: .583 (T-6)
  • Odds To Qualify (Via ESPN): 12.4%
  • PFN Power Ranking: 19
  • 2023 Head-to-Head: N/A

Buffalo Bills

  • 2023 Record: 6-6
  • Current AFC Seed: 11
  • Remaining Schedule Strength: .550 (9)
  • Odds To Qualify (Via ESPN): 21%
  • PFN Power Ranking: 10
  • 2023 Head-to-Head: BUF 48, MIA 20

Los Angeles Chargers

  • 2023 Record: 5-7
  • Current AFC Seed: 12
  • Remaining Schedule Strength: .517 (T-13)
  • Odds To Qualify (Via ESPN): 14.6%
  • PFN Power Ranking: 20
  • 2023 Head-to-Head: MIA 36, LAC 34

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