AFC East over/under: Miami Dolphins

The AFC East blog continues its over/under series this week for each team in the division. We continue Thursday with the up-and-coming Miami Dolphins.

Will the Dolphins, my sleeper pick for 2013, win more or less than 8½ games this season? Expectations are high in Miami after the team spent a lot of money and resources in the draft and free agency. But Miami must also prove it can put together all the talent it has on paper.

Much of Miami’s success will come down to second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill. He has a lot of weapons around him this year, such as new receivers Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson as well as tight end Dustin Keller. Tannehill must avoid a sophomore slump in order for the Dolphins to make a playoff push.

Are the Dolphins good enough this year to finish with a winning record?

Using our SportsNation poll, vote on the over/under for Miami at 8½ wins. You can also share your thoughts on the topic in the comment section below.