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With a matchup against the AFC East leading New England Patriots (5-1) slated for Week 8, the Miami Dolphins (3-2) would be wise not to take the Buffalo Bills (2-4) lightly, even without the services of rookie sensation, E.J. Manuel under center.
After a 3-0 start, the Saints and Ravens exposed some of Miami’s weaknesses, sending the Dolphins into the bye week sporting the first losing streak of the year. Having reached the quarter mark of the season, here are some early “Studs vs. Duds” awards for the 2013-14 Miami Dolphins.
After a perfect start, Miami’s losing streak is predicated on the well-documented woes of its offensive line. And while protecting Ryan Tannehill and getting the running game going aren’t the Dolphins only concerns, they certainly merit being at the top of Joe Philbin’s priority list.
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.
Even though the post-Lewis era hasn’t gotten off to the start John Harbaugh envisioned, underestimating the (2-2) Baltimore Ravens could prove to be a costly mistake for Joe Philbin and the (3-1) Miami Dolphins heading into their Week 5 showdown at Sun Life Stadium.
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.
After finishing with identical 7-9 records and outside the NFL playoff picture last season, the Dolphins and Saints have already improved their postseason chances heading into their week 4 showdown on Monday night.
Miami will be trying to equal the franchise’s best start in 11 seasons against Atlanta Falcons in Sunday’s home opener. However, because injuries are part of the game, there’s no shortage of banged up Fins heading into week 3.
After two successful weeks on the road, the triumphant Miami Dolphins prepare for their 2013 NFL home opener, as the defending NFC South champion Atlanta Falcons invade Sun Life Stadium for a Sunday matinee.
After reporting 10 players in this week’s injury report, not only will the Miami Dolphins have to contend with Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts, but also plenty of aching bodies.