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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:09 pm 
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Xavien Howard, Miami Dolphins – 88.7

Howard gave up a long reception to Jordy Nelson, but outside of that, had a really strong day. When covering Amari Cooper, he allowed just one reception for eight yards, and on two targets against Martavis Bryant, came away with a pass breakup and interception.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:11 pm 
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Refocused, NFL Week 3: Miami Dolphins 28, Oakland Raiders 20

The biggest play of the day for the Dolphins defense was undoubtedly Xavien Howard‘s fourth-quarter interception in the end zone as the Raiders were threatening to take the lead. Howard stayed on top of Martavias Bryant and then high pointed the ball to come away with the interception, which was the turning point of the game.

The weak spot of the Dolphins’ defense is likely the linebacking core. Chase Allen, Kiko Alonso and Raekwon McMillan all struggled in run defense, getting picked up too easily at the second level. While not a massive hole at this point, it is certainly an area where improvement is needed.

Ryan Tannehill had his best game of the season on Sunday against the Raiders. His overall numbers will be inflated by a pop pass that went for a long touchdown, but he had a couple of long connections: one to Kenny Stills for a touchdown and another down the sideline to Devante Parker. Those throws, in addition to having no turnover-worthy plays, led to Tannehill’s best day of the season.

The biggest highlights of the day came from Miami’s small, speedy wide receivers, Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant. Both were responsible for long touchdown catches, where they utilized their track-like speed. Grant’s came on a trick play, where he was lined up in the backfield and the trick play wide receiver pass from Wilson resulted in a busted coverage. Grant’s speed took it from there. Wilson’s speed broke the game open two plays after Howard’s interception, as his 74-yard pop pass put the Dolphins up two scores and all but sealed the Raiders’ fate.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:42 am 
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What? 30??? Get out of here. That's why we play the game on Sundays and not in the media room.

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Week 3 NFL Offensive Line Rankings
16. Miami Dolphins

Starting Lineup:

Left Tackle: Laremy Tunsil, 72.4
Left Guard: Ted Larsen, 57.5
Center: Daniel Kilgore, 56.7
Right Guard: Jesse Davis, 59.7
Right Tackle: Ja’Wuan James, 69.3

While the interior is still a work in progress after the Josh Sitton injury, the Dolphins may have the most underrated tackle duo in the NFL. Laremy Tunsil and Ja’Wuan James have both graded among the top-20 tackles in the NFL. Tunsil’s improvement has been particularly impressive, as he’s allowed only two hurries all season.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:33 am 
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NFL Secret Superstars – Week 3

Albert Wilson, WR, Miami Dolphins
Week 3 Grade: 92.7

It’s always a little concerning when a player pulls out his best work in a contract year. Will they kick on or regress after getting paid? The Dolphins gambled $8M per year (making Wilson the joint 26th-highest paid receiver in the NFL) on the former and, so far at least, he’s repaying that investment.

Up until 2017, Wilson had generated a generic replacement-level grade of 61.7 but significantly improved production last year, and prompted Miami to get out their checkbook for a three-year deal. Most appealing was his ability after the catch with his 7.3 YAC/reception ranking second in the NFL last year largely predicated on his tackle-breaking skills. In 2017, only two players broke more tackles than the 15 he did on his 44 receptions: Golden Tate (24 on 94 receptions) and Jarvis Landry (16 on 117 receptions).

This year, his production in limited snaps (73) is screaming out for more playing time. He’s second in the NFL in yards per route run with a remarkable 3.84 and feels like he’s primed for a lot more if the Dolphins can find a way to get him extra snaps.


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32 NFL Observations, Week 3

Miami Dolphins: Cornerback Xavien Howard hasn’t allowed a touchdown since Week 11 of the 2017 season. Since then, he’s allowed just 30.2 percent of the passes thrown into his coverage to be caught, and he’s yielded a passer rating of just 32.2 – both the best marks among cornerbacks in that span.

New England Patriots: Over the first three games of the 2018 season, Tom Brady has targeted his running backs on 31.0 percent of his pass attempts, which is the highest rate he’s ever recorded through the first three weeks of a season. He’s targeted his wide receivers on just 39.0 percent of his attempts, the lowest rate he’s ever recorded through the first three weeks of a season.


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