The Miami Dolphins demolished the Houston Texans last Sunday in a Week 7 game that was no where near as close as the 44-26 scoreline suggests. The Dolphins put up 41 points in the first half, while shutting out the Texans, and then began rotating in their second- and third-string players in the second half. The Dolphins defense was once again a menace, and the offense was able to move the ball seemingly at will, both through the air and on the ground.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill only threw the ball 19 times on the day, but he completed the first 18 of those passes, which, when combined with the 7 straight passes he completed at the end of the team's Week 6 game, set a new NFL record for consecutive completions. He finished the day with 282 passing yards and four touchdowns giving him a perfect 158.3 passer rating.
Running back Lamar Miller was not to be outdone, however, as he gained 175 yards rushing on 14 carries, giving him a 12.5 yards per attempt average for the game. He ran for one touchdown, an 85-yard score. He was also on the receiving end of one of Tannehill's four touchdowns, a 53-yard catch and run.
The performances from both players have seen them receive nominations for their respective FedEx Air or Ground Player of the Week awards. Tannehill is up against Tom Brady (34-for-55, 355 yards, 2 TDs, 94.3 passer rating) and Kirk Cousins (33-for-40, 317 yards, 3 touchdowns, 124.7 passer rating) in the Air category. Miller will face Mark Ingram (14 carries, 143 yards, TD) and Todd Gurley (19 carries, 128 yards, 2 TDs) for the Ground award.
Both awards are determined by a fan vote, meaning you can help the Dolphins sweep the awards for this week. Head over the NFL.com's FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Week site to cast your vote.