After the Dolphins blasted the Jets, 30-9, to win their 3rd straight game and improve to 4-3, there was actually playoff talk about Joe Philbin’s team. The schedule was favorable! The defense was exceeding expectations! So was rookie QB Ryan Tannehill! Reggie Bush was looking like a star running back!
Smoke and mirrors, apparently. Three games later, and the Dolphins have been exposed as frauds.
Since jumping to a 17-13 halftime lead over Indy the week after beating the Jets, the Dolphins have been outscored by a combined 63-20 by the Colts, Titans and Bills. Last night’s listless 19-14 defeat in Buffalo essentially ends Miami’s season. At 4-6, the schedule gets considerably more difficult – vs. Seattle, vs. New England, at San Francisco – and thus the Dolphins have basically locked up a 4th straight season at .500 or below.
The gory details from the loss to the Bills, who came in with a bottom-10 defense in points, yards and rushing yards allowed: Miami could only muster 184 yards of total offense, turned the ball over three times, and averaged a paltry 2.5 yards per carry. A source at CBS tells me Dan Marino was seen vomiting into a trash can last night watching this dumpster fire.
Fun stat that isn’t relevant, but at least six of you will find funny: Since it was revealed that Reggie Bush knocked up his dancer girlfriend (Oct. 7), he hasn’t had more than 60 yards rushing in a game, and has lost more fumbles (2) than scored touchdowns (1).