Miami Falls Apart In 41-13 Loss
There were very few who expected the Miami Dolphins to defeat The New England Patriots today. There were no surprises, the Patriots wiped the floor with the Dolphins, 41-13. Miami fell apart at the seams in the second half, echoing their performance on their schedule so far.
Joe Philbin had his team playing fired up in the first half, dominating on both sides of the ball but two costly turnovers yielded 14 easy points for the Patriots. Miami was able to pull within one point seconds before halftime after some savvy timeouts by Philbin and a 32 yard touchdown strike from quarterback Ryan Tannehill to wide receiver Mike Wallace.
The highlights for the Dolphins ended in the first half. They were unable to muster any points in the second half and New England scored at will. Like their season, Miami's second half performance went south and didn't look back.
The Dolphins seem to have the fight and the will to win each week but lately they can't seem to stay out of their own way. Injuries have taken their toll on the roster and the lack of depth at certain positions has put them in a bind. With that being said it is clear the Dolphins have a team that can win these games but the execution for four quarters is severely lacking. Leadership is in question and owner Stephen Ross is going to have his hands full in the coming weeks evaluating the coaching staff as the team moves forward. Miami has two more games left to play this season and the odds of any post season action are all but over. Once again there are no surprises.
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