A big divide for Dolphins: dominating defence, awful offence
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DAVIE, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins have combined excellent
Their .500 mark is actually pretty impressive considering the Dolphins have scored 41 points all season.
"If we show up on
The Dolphins rank last in the NFL in points, yards, first downs and third-down efficiency, yet they're only a half-game out of first place in the AFC East.
That's because they rank among the top five teams in the league in fewest points and yards allowed.
"It is a strain," he said Thursday. "It's not fun. You feel like, 'The
This week would be a good time. The Dolphins play Sunday at Atlanta (3-1), which led the league in scoring last season.
A key to the game?
"Points will probably help us," coach Adam Gase said drily. "That would be something that would be very nice to have against an
Leading the charge has been safety Reshad Jones. In last week's 16-10 win over Tennessee, Jones scored on a 38-yard fumble return, recovered another fumble to set up a field goal, shared in a sack at the Titans 1-yard line, and nearly made an interception.
He has more touchdowns this season — one — than all of Miami's running backs — none.
"Whatever it takes to win," Jones said. "We win and lose together. If the
But a season-ending knee injury sent quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the sideline early in training camp, and emergency replacement Cutler has been unable to get the
Newcomers Timmons and Maualuga have teamed with holdover Kiko Alonso to transform the linebacking group into a strength.
"There's a lot of experience back there," defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said. "They are playing fast. They've seen pretty much everything an
The ability to stop the run provides a foundation for success.
"The sky's the limit for this
But if the Dolphins are going anywhere this season, they need to score more.
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