Dolphins focus must shift to the Buccaneers
Glennon has taken 13 sacks, thrown three interceptions and fumbled five times, while Tannehill has accumulated 35 sacks, nine interceptions and eight fumbles. He also has a better passer rating (83.1 to 80.8) and more touchdown passes per game (1.6 to 1.4).
Glennon is coming off of a career game against the Seahawks where he put up an impressive 123.1 passer rating, completing 74% of his passes and throwing two touchdowns.
Rookie running back Mike James, out of the University of Miami, is coming off of a career game too with his 28 carries for 158 yards while star running back Doug Martin, who has had a bit of a down season, is expected to return.
Tampa Bay’s 27-24 overtime loss in Seattle proves that they are much stronger than their record indicates, because while wins and losses are the best measurement of success available, there are other metrics that can give an interesting reflection of a team’s identity.
I believe you can get a little bit of extra perspective about who a team is or isn’t by splitting their results into three categories: a two possession win, a one possession game (a difference of eight points or less), and a two possession loss.
Looking at the results in this light the Buccaneers are 0-5-3, while the Dolphins are 1-5-2.
The Dolphins have worked hard to be in the thick of the playoff picture and are aware that while they are a few plays away from being at the top, they are also a few plays away from the bottom.
Tampa Bay looks an awful lot like Miami in every way except their record. The Dolphins will need to be humble and focus on the task at hand.
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