The Miami Dolphins are in the home stretch of another rough season.
Following their loss to the New York Giants on Monday, the Dolphins are guaranteed another non-winning season and another year without an appearance in the playoffs.
With three games remaining on the schedule, interim coach Dan Campbell is maintaining his resolve and says that the team will continue to perform to the best of its ability.
On Sunday the Dolphins will play the final road game on their schedule, heading to the west coast for a battle with the 3-10 San Diego Chargers.
The Chargers come into the game having lost three of their last four games, scoring a combined total of nine points in the three losses.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins have been very unpredictable this season so it’s difficult to say whether they can take advantage of a lesser team that struggles scoring points.
Here are the top questions heading into Miami’s Week 15 game in San Diego.
What Will The Coaching Staff Do Lamar Miller This Week?
It’s been an ongoing issue all season, getting Miller the ball and letting him settle into a game. It appeared that the Dolphins had finally committed to the run game after the win over Baltimore and the first half against the Giants, but despite Miller having a monster two quarters he barely touched the ball during the second half.
Can The Defense Take Advantage Of Struggling Chargers Offense
As previously mentioned, San Diego has scored just three points in each of their last three losses. Miami’s defense has played well lately but seems to get tired out by the end of the game. If the offense can stay on the field and give the D time to rest, it could be a very good day for the Dolphins defenders.
How Will The Younger Players Perform With Their Expanded Roles?
Dan Campbell has already said this week that he wants to get his younger, less experienced players more playing time during the final weeks of the season. Guys like Tony Lippett, Bobby McCain and DeVante Parker should see expanded roles so it’ll be interesting to see what they do with the opportunity.
Will The Dolphins Still Play Hard After Being Eliminated From Playoff Contention?
While it was still a longshot for Miami to make the playoffs, the team wasn’t mathematically eliminated until they lost to the Giants on Monday. Now with three games left, two of which are at home, one has to wonder what kind of effort the Dolphins will put forth.
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