Category Archives: Game Breakdowns

All Falls Down: Examining Pittsburgh’s Strategy and Miami’s Struggles

It was just a matter of time. In Week 13, the Miami Dolphins were eviscerated by the Baltimore Ravens, failing in the first test of a playoff push that they would later miraculously complete. John Harbaugh and his staff outcoached the Dolphins’ sideline leaders in every way imaginable; the Ravens ran, passed, played defense and held up on special teams

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The Road Stops in Pittsburgh: Grades and Analysis from Miami’s 30-12 Season-Ending Loss

Sunday marked the first time the “Killer B’s” all played together in a playoff game and, with the Dolphins having sustained key injuries in their defense, they proved to be no match for the Steelers’ high octane offense. Right from the get-go, Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell came out firing on all cylinders. While it seemed the Dolphins

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Playoff Predicament: Why Gase is Making the Right Call by Keeping Matt Moore In

For the first time in eight years, the Miami Dolphins are preparing for a football game past Week 17. This week’s win-or-go-home matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers figures to be among the most challenging Adam Gase’s unit has faced this year. Unfortunately, the team will be doing so without the services of starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill’s knee is still

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Scratching the Surface: Dolphins Show They’re Not Quite There, But Surely Getting Close

Nobody was surprised by what transpired at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. Somehow, it seemed that those who watched the Dolphins were still not prepared for the team to be dismantled in such a decisive fashion. The Dolphins’ playoff seeding was all-but certain heading into their Week 17 regular-season finale – barring miraculous finishes in Miami and San Diego (neither

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Patriot Pummeling: Grades and Analysis from Miami’s 35-14 Loss to New England

  Miami came into its season finale against New England flying high after clinching an elusive playoff berth on Christmas night. What took place on New Year’s Day was a harsh reality check for the Dolphins. The Patriots led by Tom Brady, snapped the Dolphins’ three game win streak in emphatic fashion. While after a 25-yard touchdown pass from Matt

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