The Dolphins got a very important victory last weekend against the Baltimore Ravens, but this Sunday's matchup against Washington is just as important because the schedule gets very tough after this. This is a game, on paper, that the Dolphins should win. Here's how we see the game unfolding.

Washington comes to Pro Player Stadium with a 4-6 record and with a lot of problems.

Steve Spurrier has been asked about his job security on numerous occasions this season, there have been whispers he could be headed back to the college ranks, and he also has taken back the play-calling duties from his offensive coordinator.

A bigger issue for Washington has been the lack of a running game and constant pressure on quarterback Patrick Ramsey.

Oh, and it was revealed this week that Ramsey has been playing all season with a hairline fracture in a foot.

So all is not well for the Washington offense, and it figures that things won't get better against the Dolphins.

Teams have had great success blitzing against Washington, but that's not really the Dolphins' style. They might want to consider it because the Redskins do have quality offensive tackles in Chris Samuels and Jon Jansen.

As mentioned before, Washington has no running game, so the Redskins will have to pass to beat the Dolphins defense.

That's simply not going to happen. Look for Sam Madison and/or Patrick Surtain to intercept Ramsey on Sunday night.

Of course, there's nothing to suggest the Dolphins offense will have a big night, either.

The bright spot from a Dolphins standpoint is it can't get any worse than it has been.

Jay Fiedler could be back in the lineup against the Redskins, but either or Brian Griese needs to make some plays downfield.

Oronde Gadsden should see some action at wide receiver, and his presence will help.

Who knows? Maybe this will be the week Ricky Williams finally breaks the 100-yard mark again.

Any way you slice it, it doesn't look like Olindo Mare will have to kick a game-winner this time.

If the Dolphins want to be legitimate playoff contenders, this is a game they need to control.

And we think they will, to a certain degree.

The call: Dolphins 20, Redskins 10.

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