Justin Tucker kicked a 44-yard field goal to put the Baltimore Ravens ahead with 1:42 left, and they withstood a frantic comeback bid by the Miami Dolphins to win 26-23 Sunday.
With a reported 10 injured players, the Dolphins staff is working around the clock to try and have as many able bodies as possible for Sunday’s showdown with the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. Opening kickoff is slated for 1:05 p.m. ET from Sun Life Stadium on CBS4.
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be rocking Monday night when the Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints meet in a battle of unbeatens. While the Fins listed 11 players in Friday’s injury report, Joe Philbin and company feel very optimistic descending onto the “Big Easy” this week.
Following a busy offseason that included the addition of a game-breaking receiver, the Miami Dolphins are looking to end their playoff drought with a breakout year from Ryan Tannehill.
The Miami Dolphins are just 1-2 in the 2013 preseason, not that it counts for anything. Fins fans can be happy about several areas of the team including quarterback and defense, but between the running game and the team’s inability to score in the red zone, there’s plenty left to fix.
The Miami Dolphins’ first-team offense started strong and finished fast. The in-between needed work.
The Fins’ red zone offense had plenty of plays inside the Bucs’ 20-yard line and even though the starters finally produced a touchdown in the red zone, it wasn’t enough as Tampa Bay defeated Miami, 17-16.
On paper, it’s an impressive array of speed (Mike Wallace) consistency (Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson) and potential mismatches (Dustin Keller). But there have been countless NFL teams that looked great on paper, but never could translate the talent onto the field. For the Fins, the key will be forming a bond between the new players, like Wallace and Gibson, and Ryan Tannehill.
Chad Bumphis. Miami Dolphins fans probably couldn’t pick him out of a lineup, but the undrafted free agent wide receiver from Mississippi State University may be close to landing a roster spot with the Fins.
Perhaps no other position group on the Miami Dolphins roster went through as much of an overhaul as the wide receiving corps.