Oct 9, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) rushes the ball against the New York Jets during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Dolphins and Steelers Face Off in Miami

The Miami Dolphins host the Pittsburgh Steelers today at the Hard Rock Stadium.

Last Week

Miami is coming off of a 30-17 loss in Week 5 against the Titans. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is still struggling. Tannehill passed for 191 yards and two interceptions. The Titans scored first, but receiver Jakeem Grant blazed down the field with a 74-yard punt return to tie it up 7-7.

Running back Jay Ajayi scored a touchdown for the Dolphins, but it was one of the few highlights. Tannehill has seven interceptions this season and it doesn’t get any easier against a staunch Steelers defense.

Oct 9, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Leonte Carroo (right) celebrates Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant (left) touchdown run during the first half against Tennessee Titans at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Steelers beat the Jets in Week 5, 31-13. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had another fantastic week, throwing for 380 yards and four touchdowns. On the Steelers’ first drive of the game, Roethlisberger hit receiver Sammie Coates with a 72-yard pass to give the Steelers a 7-3 lead.

The Jets were able to score one more touchdown before the end of the first half, but Pittsburgh followed that up with a touchdown of their own to make it 14-13 at the half. In the second half, the Jets just weren’t able to get things going offensively. The Steelers solidified their lead in the second with touchdowns by Coates, Antonio Brown and Jesse James.

Week 6

Roethlisberger said he has a ton of respect for the team for working as hard as they do in practice and on the field. The Steelers are known for being physical and that can definitely be expected in the Week 6 matchup against the Dolphins. The Steelers (4-1) are looking to extend their two-game win streak without injured defensive end Cameron Heyward. Jarvis Jones is his fill-in this week.

The Dolphins are now 1-4 in the season and will need to step up to turn their season around in Sunday’s game. Injuries to linebacker Jelani Jenkins and offensive guard Anthony Steen aren’t making it any easier on the Dolphins. Running back Arian Foster, who has been out with a hamstring injury, has been practicing but is still questionable for Sunday.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. today on CBS.

About Kaylea Konoval

Telecommunications production major. Born in Daytona Beach, FL with a huge passion for sports, particularly the NHL. Is it hockey season yet?

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