Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
The Miami Dolphins 360 total yards of offense against the New England Patriots and Ryan Tannehill accounted for only 178 of them in the air, completing 18 of 32 passes. The rest was done on the ground between Knowshon Moreno and Lamar Miller, who ran for 1343 and 59 yards, respectively. Much of the credit for the 191 rushing yards goes to the offensive line.
"We knew going into the game we wanted to run some inside zone and we had a good pace in the second half by running some no huddle," Joe Philbin said. "We did well at the line of scrimmage. Blocking is blocking. I talked to the guys in pregame and said to do what we do. We dropped the ball too many times but that's something we'll work on and address."
Tannehill was efficient and made good decisions throughout the game. He even got in the face of a few of his players, including Lamar Miller who ran an incorrect route at the goal line. The offense clearly was designed to get Mike Wallace involved early and often, as he racked up 81 receiving yards on 7 receptions.
"I thought overall he [Tannehill] was good. I thought the tempo was good," Philbin said. "We didn't spend a lot of time in the huddle. He wasn't confused out there. His decision making was pretty good.'
The Dolphins will now turn their attention to the Buffalo Bills, who beat the Chicago Bears in overtime today. If they can continue to control the line of scrimmage, they should have no problem moving the ball and controlling the game.
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