The Miami Dolphins offense was held in check last night as the Philadelphia Eagles soared past one of the top AFC teams. The Eagles scored 31 points as they held Miami’s defense to only one offensive touchdown the whole night. With a couple of self-inflicted mistakes by the Eagles, the final score resulted in a 31-17 victory for Philadelphia.
The Eagles were exposed in a lot of ways last week as they received their first loss last week. However, they bounced back in a big way in front of a prime-time audience. They showed the world that they are still one of the top teams in the NFL.
The Dolphins now have question marks around their team as we reach the midpoint of the season. While the Dolphins have been able to defeat every team with a losing record, they struggle against winning teams.
Are the Miami Dolphins for Real?
The Miami Dolphins struggled as the Eagles’ defense and offense managed to put a complete game together. However, even though the final score might not show it, the Dolphins kept this game relatively close until the fourth quarter. They kept it close even with 10 total penalties.
The defense was able to produce a touchdown with a pick-6 and was able to cause a fumble against quarterback Jalen Hurts. However, the defense allowed for wide receiver A.J. Brown to go for 137 yards and a touchdown.
The defense wasn’t helped out much on the other side of the ball as the Dolphins struggled to find points the whole night. Other than the defensive touchdown, Miami was only able to find the endzone one time with a deep ball to wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has not played particularly well against teams with winning records this season. He only has two total touchdowns and two interceptions against those teams. The running game hasn’t been good as well.
Head Coach Mike McDaniel realizes that the team needs to be better against these types of opponents and that they can use this loss as a learning experience moving forward.
Fly Eagles Fly
After a disappointing loss last week, the Eagles bounced back to show that they are still one of the best teams in the NFL. Even with two turnovers, they put on a great offensive performance. Additionally, backed up by a great defensive performance.
A.J. Brown continues to put on show after show as he dominates secondaries. For the fifth straight game, he put up over 130 yards receiving.
AJ Brown's receiving yards in his last five games:
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On the other side of the ball, the defense held the high-powered running and passing game of the Dolphins in check. They did not give up over 50 yards to a running back and only held Tyreek Hill to 88 yards. They also were the spark that caused the game to get away from Miami.
In the third quarter, Tagovailoa threw an interception on the goal line to cornerback Darius Slay in the third quarter when Miami was only down 24-17. The Eagles did not give Miami another opportunity that close again.
The Miami Dolphins will have the opportunity to bounce back against their division rival the New England Patriots before traveling all the way to Frankfurt, Germany to face the Kansas City Chiefs on November 6. Next week’s game against the Patriots will be at 1 p.m.
The Philadelphia Eagles will be on the road next week against their division opponent the Washington Commanders with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m.