Category Archives: Post-Game Grades/Analysis

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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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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Franchise Turning Point: Grades and Analysis from Miami’s Epic 34-31 Win Over Buffalo

In one of the most impactful victories in the past decade of Dolphins’ football, Miami won 34-31 in a thriller against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. They absolutely needed a win to prove to themselves that they were playoff contenders, and their resilience once again shined through against their division rivals. While it wasn’t the perfect performance (even in wins,

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MetLife Takeover: Grades and Analysis from Miami’s Big-Time Showing in the Big Apple

The Miami Dolphins had a chance to squash some old demons Saturday night against the Jets and boy, did they ever. On the previous two occasions Miami found itself in prime position to secure a winning season; it was the Jets who threw a wrench into the Dolphins’ winning plans. In 2013 and 2014, Miami faced New York in the

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