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Dolphins Set to Take on the Falcons

The Miami Dolphins take on the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday at the new Mercadez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Miami Dolphins

For the Dolphins, it has already been a rough season between the injuries, Hurricane Irma, a coach scandal and it’s only week 6.

Jay Cutler

The Dolphins are still struggling with their offense and their fans have noticed. The Dolphins also sit on the bottom of about every stat imaginable. Some even booed the team at their first home game. Quarterback Jay Cutler says there are a lot of reasons why the team is 2 and 2. “Offensively, if we can’t get it together, it could go the other way pretty quickly. But there’s a lot of football left. Miami fans overall aren’t satisfied with Cutler’s performance. Miami has only scored three offensive touchdowns. The fans want to replace Cutler with Matt Moore. Head Coach Adam Gase won’t likely make that switch unless the offense gets much worse.

Atlanta Falcons

Let’s hope the bye week of practice has paid off. The Atlanta Falcons (3-1) take on the Miami Dolphins at home on Sunday. The Falcons are coming off their first loss of the season to another AFC East team prior to their bye week.

Matt Ryan

Reigning Quarterback Matt Ryan is trying to bounce back against the Dolphins after a bye week. Ryan’s problem right now is turnovers. The Falcons are currently one of NFL’s worst turnover margins in the league.

This season, he already has five interceptions and a fumble. To put this in perspective, last year he only had seven turnovers all season. The fumbles cost the Falcons their first loss of the season to the Buffalo Bills losing 23-17.Overall, Atlanta’s offense is a bit out of sync compared to last year’s Super Bowl team. This year the team is averaging 26 points per game, compared to 38 points last year.

Overall, Ryan performs better after a bye week so that is one advantage the Dolphins should be worried about.

Game Time

The Dolphins and Falcons face off at 1:00 p.m on Sunday on CBS.

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