The Miami Dolphins were struggling to find any rhythm or momentum and were gradually stopped by the Philadelphia Eagles 26-10 in Sun Life Stadium Sunday afternoon.
In the past two games, the Dolphins offense came early and fast. The first drive of the game for the Dolphins fit the trend accordingly after quarterback Matt Moore connected with wide receiver Brandon Marshall for a 16-yard touchdown.
After the exciting drive, the Dolphins’ suffered an injury they couldn’t afford. Jake Long, the offensive tackle pro bowler, left early in the first quarter with a back injury. Subsequently, the offensive line had a hard time keeping quarterback Matt Moore secure.
The next five drives starting in the third quarter, brought the worst out of the Miami Dolphins as turnovers and injuries became prevalent. A pattern including a punt, missed field goal, interception, and two fumbles stopped the home team from scoring.
Matters became worse in the third when quarterback Matt Moore left the game with a head injury. He finished with 95 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
With back-up quarterback J.P. Losman replacing Moore, there was little hope that the Dolphins could come back from a 24-10 deficit. Losman recorded 60 yards in the loss.
The only upside Miami had was running back Reggie Bush. He was the enforcer throughout the entire game on the offensive side of the ball, and tallied 14 carries for 103 yards.
Philadelphia erupted into a dominating force on the defensive side of the ball recording nine sacks in the win. Eagles’ defensive ends Trent Cole and Jason Babin sacked the Dolphins’ quarterbacks a total of six times in their victory. A comeback performance for Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick consisted of 208 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
The Miami Dolphins have three games and must finish strong and let this season go as their chances at making the playoffs are slim to none. Don’t forget to check out the Buffalo Bills preview later in this upcoming week.