The Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills reported a total of 16 players in their mid-week injury reports. However, EJ Manuel’s absence is the most significant development in both teams’ preparations for their Week 16 showdown at Orchard Park.
A few weeks ago, Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas looked like he was done for the season with an injury. Sunday, Thomas helped save the Dolphins season.
Once the Miami Dolphins got used to the snow, the Pittsburgh Steelers were no problem.
The Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers reported a total of 15 players in their Week 14 injury report, as Mike Tomlin and Joe Philbin could be without the services of at least six players for Sunday’s pivotal game.
With so much on the line, “Bitten by the injury bug” would best describe the combined 25 players detailed in the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets NFL Week 13 injury reports leading up to their Sunday afternoon showdown at MetLife Stadium.
When Arian Foster made his NFL breakthrough in 2010, Marcus Thigpen took note, confident he could make a big splash himself if given an opportunity.
The hits to the Miami Dolphins running game kept coming Monday when the team announced that running back Daniel Thomas is likely out for the remainder of the season with an ankle injury.
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin was brought in to resurrect a dormant offense that hasn’t been dominating since Dan Marino was under center. With five games left in the current season, Philbin has yet to do anything to inspire confidence among fans.
The Miami Dolphins are theoretically still in the playoff hunt in the AFC, but after Saturday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers dropped the Fins to 5-6; the margin for error for Miami is nearly zero.
Trying to make up ground in the NFC South race, Carolina will try and overcome injuries to its top-ranked defense when it travels to sunny South Florida for an NFL Week 12 showdown with the scrappy Miami Dolphins.