Snap back to reality, oh there goes gravity – Eminem.
Ground control to major Tom Garfinkel, Your circuit’s dead, Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Welcome back to reality Miami Dolphins fans.
Riding a six game win streak going into Maryland, the Dolphins (7-5) did little to prove they were a playoff contender, failing to launch from snap one.
Dominated early and often by QB Joe Flacco, who finished the day completing 76.6% of his passes, 36-of-47 for 381 yards (fifth-highest of his career) and four touchdowns — picking apart the Dolphins’ ninth-ranked pass defense in astonishing fashion.
As for the Miami offense, lead by Ryan Tannehill, who went 29-of-40 for 226 yards three interceptions, and a touchdown — the offense seemed to miss a beat.
The Jay-Train and Miami run game was run off the tracks against the Baltimore Ravens — limited to only 62 yards of total rushing. That is Miami’s lowest rushing yards since gaining 51 in week-5 to Tennessee.
Overall, the Miami Dolphins just played bad! With the Baltimore Ravens (7-5) win over Miami, the Dolphins now sit on the outside looking in. Week-13 will need to be a game the Dolphins store deep in their memory banks as they move on to the struggling, but always tough, Arizona Cardinals.
A loss is a loss, stop talking sh*t about Ryan Tannehill and get ready for week-14. Be honest, even you didn’t believe the Dolphins would be 7-5.
Jarvis Landry –
Landry assumed his classic position in week-13 for Ryan Tannehill: a QB security blanket that catches everything …. literally everything. Juice finished the game catching 11-of-14 targets for 87 yards, and once more showed a side of competitiveness that is rare in the modern day NFL.
With another tough game in week-14, look for Landry to once more be RT17’s go to target.
Dolphins Linebackers –
If I had a dollar for every reception made by Dennis Pitta today — I’d be a very rich man! The coverage-illiterate linebackers were carved up like a thanksgiving turkey in Miami’s zone coverage. Pitta, who was scoreless throughout 11 straight games, finished the game with 9 receptions for 90 yards and two scores. That makes this his best game since 2012!
They were the best of times,
They were the worst of times.
Look, bottom line… I like Ryan Tannehill. In the words of the great Terrell Owens “he’s my quarterback”.
However, Sunday was bad. If last week was one of Ryan’s best, week-13 was one of the worst games of RT17’s five seasons in Miami. Completing 29- of-40 passes for 226 yards, Tannehill finished with a quarterback rating of 63.1, his second worst of the 2016 season. Overall, his three interceptions were a season high and unlike other games this season, the former Texas A&M standout’s decision making was questionable to say the least.