How to predict the Dolphins record (and Dolphins record in a row)
It’s not often that a team is crowned champions of an NFL season, but the New England Patriots do just that after defeating the Miami Dolphins 21-17 in Week 5.
The win gives the Patriots their first winning season since 2001.
And if you’re a Dolphins fan, you know how it feels.
You are left to wonder if the Patriots are even the greatest team in NFL history.
What if they are actually the most overrated?
What if the Dolphins are actually one of the worst franchises in NFL football?
It’s a question that will surely haunt the franchise for years to come.
A couple of months ago, we talked about how we expected the Dolphins to win a lot of games this season and that they would have a good chance at the playoffs.
It’s unlikely that the Dolphins would beat the Steelers this season.
They have already beaten the Patriots twice and will likely face the Bills in the wild card round.
The Patriots have been outscored by 16 points in their past four games.
So, what is the Dolphins offense and how is it performing?
They play an explosive, fast-paced brand of football that relies on the quickness of receivers to find the end zone.
They are also a team that has relied on a run-first approach.
The Dolphins are second in the NFL in rushing yards per game with 4.9 yards per carry.
That means they average nearly two yards per run in each play.
That’s a lot more than any other team in the league, and they average over a yard per carry on almost half of their runs.
Miami is also fourth in the NBA in rushing touchdowns with 11.
For comparison, the New Orleans Pelicans are second with 11 and the Chicago Bulls are third with 10.
The Miami Dolphins are also second in scoring per game at 27.1 points per game.
So, it should be no surprise that the Miami offense is very explosive.
With two running backs who are averaging over 1,000 yards each, the Dolphins have the fifth most rushing touchdowns in the entire league.
And, with Miami’s running back tandem, Ryan Tannehill and Lamar Miller, averaging over 700 yards per season, they are one of only four teams in the modern era to have at least 700 rushing touchdowns.
When you add in the passing game, Miami has one of, if not the best, passing offenses in the game.
Miami is ranked first in passing yards per pass attempt at 5.7.
While they have struggled in their two losses this season, the team has outscouted their opponents, and their rushing attack is just about perfect.
Their offensive line is the best in the division.
The Dolphins are ranked third in the National Football League in run blocking efficiency, with an average of 3.2 yards per play.
The average run blocker for Miami is a guard with at least five years of experience.
But the Dolphins offensive line will also have to prove to opposing defenses that they can still block for their quarterback.
Against the Steelers, the Patriots defensive front was dominant.
They blitzed seven times, with just one player on the line of scrimmage who wasn’t targeted.
The Ravens were able to force five turnovers, while the Dolphins defensive front had just one turnover.
There is no question that the Patriots were a bit more disciplined than Miami’s defensive front.
After getting sacked five times, they forced six more turnovers.
The first of those three turnovers came on a false start.
This was a play that the team should have recognized, but was caught on film by the offensive line.
It was a huge mistake, because the Steelers defensive front is extremely athletic.
What does this mean for the Dolphins?
The team’s rushing attack could easily have been the difference in this game.
If Miami had allowed five sacks and two fumbles, it would have given the Steelers a lot to work with.
At the same time, the defensive front did a good job of getting pressure on quarterbacks.
If Miami had been able to take advantage of the Dolphins’ passing game and keep the ball away from the quarterback, they might have been able keep the Steelers in the win column.
That would have allowed Miami to keep the pressure on the Patriots offensive line, who are also known for being athletic.
If the Dolphins were able.
Miami would have been forced to make a few quick plays to get back into the game, and the team would have likely lost.
Instead, the Miami offensive line allowed five rushing touchdowns and four interceptions, which is not great.
But, the defense also gave up two sacks and one forced fumble.
The defensive front, which allowed just one sack and one interception, was able to give up a few more interceptions.
In addition to those five rushing scores, the Hurricanes defense also forced a couple of fumbles.
Of course, Miami also had to deal with the Patriots secondary