The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Dolphins Vs. Saints

10 yard Penalty on the article, repeat introduction.

Fun fact: The Miami Dolphins are the only team in the NFL without a first half touchdown.

The Dolphins were beat down, battered, and served on a platter with chips to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, in a one sided 20-0 loss. According to Yahoo Sports, this is the first time Miami has been shut out since Week 16 of the 2013 season. It is also the first time in 19 games in London that there has been a shutout.

Jay Cutler and the offense were flat, predictable, and completely off rhythm. Cutler completed 20-of-28 passes for 164 yards and one interception. It was an historic day for RB Jay Ajayi, who became the first London-born skill position player to take the field. However, his play was far from an historical moment. Ajayi finished the game with 46 yards on 12 attempts.

Defensively, however, the Dolphins played well. Cameron Wake recorded the lone sack for  the defense. Cordrea Tankersley, who replaced veteran CB Byron Maxwell, had a strong performance. He recorded 5 tackles and a pass deflection on a would-be touchdown.

Miami will finally be at home in Week 5, playing a tough Tennessee Titans team, who are coming off a 57-14 loss to the Houston Texans.

The Good

Cordrea Tankersley 

While it’s uncertain Cordrea Tankersley will continue to start for the Miami Dolphins in the coming weeks, this much is true — the former Clemson star had a damn good first start. Maxwell is 4th highest paid player on the team in 2017 and he may have opened the door to his departure from Miami.

The Bad

Jay Cutler Wildcard –

Jay Cutler’s opening drive –

Smokin’ Jay Cutler started the opening drive going 6-of-7 for 70 yards. He then on first and goal floated a badly thrown ball to the corner of the end zone for an interception.

The Ugly

Penalties –

Penalties ruined this game, offensively & defensively, for the Dolphins and for the Saints. Both teams combined for 19 penalties (11 penalties for Dolphins). Both teams had back-2-back penalties, and five penalties were called in a four-minute span at the end of the second quarter.

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