It wasn’t the prettiest game, but at this point all that matters is getting the win. That’s exactly what the Miami Dolphins did on Sunday, coming back to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in a hostile environment at Lincoln Financial Field.READ MORE: Parkland first responder weighs in on Uvalde massacre: ‘It’s gut wrenching’
It was definitely a big win for Miami after dropping two straight games against the Patriots and Bills.
The Dolphins fell behind early for the third straight game, trailing the Eagles 16-3 after just one quarter.
Interim head coach Dan Campbell’s squad fought back and stuck to the plan, clawing their way to 17 unanswered points that would be the difference in the game.
With their playoff hopes still very much alive and a favorable schedule the rest of the way, the Dolphins are in a position to salvage the season that began with such disappointment.
Before we move on to Miami’s next game, a home match against the 2-7 Cowboys, here are the top performers from the Dolphins win in Philly.
It took a few games for Suh to get going but he’s been a dominant force for the Dolphins over the past month.
Suh was constantly in the Eagles backfield on Sunday, making big plays and forcing penalties.
He finished the game with eight tackles, three tackles for loss, three quarterback hits and a sack.
The Dolphins have finally figured out how to utilize Miller as both a runner and a pass catcher out of the backfield, and the results have been great.
Miller had a season-high 22 touches against the Eagles, picking up 43 yards on 16 carries while adding six receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown.
It was Miller’s fifth consecutive game with at least one touchdown after failing to reach the end zone during the first four weeks of the season.
He now has seven touchdowns on the year, five on the ground and two through the air.
Kelvin SheppardREAD MORE: Residents fed up with Biscayne Bay parties
As the injuries piled up on the Dolphins defense, Sheppard stepped up in a big way against the Eagles.
He finished with 11 tackles and two tackles for loss and was Miami’s best linebacker in a game where they desperately needed someone to step up at the position.
Sheppard has picked things up of late, recording 23 tackles in the Dolphins last three games after making 23 in their first six games combined.
Another week, another great game by Jones as he continues his march towards the Pro Bowl.
Jones made the play of the day for Miami’s defense, intercepting Eagles QB Mark Sanchez in the end zone late in the fourth quarter of a one point game.
He added nine tackles to his team leading total of 83 and picked up a sack for the second straight game.
Jarvis Landry/Rishard Matthews
Both Landry and Matthews made an impact on the game individually but their collective efforts are what made the difference in the win.
Landry is the short-yardage, possession receiver who is great at making guys miss and picking up those extra yards that make a huge difference when trying to put a drive together.
Matthews doesn’t get nearly as many targets as Landry but the fourth year wideout has been making the most out of the touches he does get.
On Sunday Landry had perhaps the most important catch of the game when he out-jumped three Eagles defenders to pluck a deflected pass out of the air for Miami’s go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.
He finished the game with seven receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown.
Matthews caught five of six targets for 93 yards, 73 of which came in the second half. He had a 43-yard catch and run on the drive that led Landry’s touchdown grab.
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