The second week of the 2015 NFL regular season was a crazy one, with teams like the Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts falling to 0-2 on the year, while teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders pulled off surprising upsets. A crazy week in the NFL also means a crazy week when it comes to NFL Power Rankings.
This morning, we take a look around the internet to get an idea of how the Miami Dolphins are being ranked. The Dolphins lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars in one of the top surprises of the weekend, and now have to regroup heading into the first of their AFC East divisional showdowns with the Buffalo Bills.
The Oakland Raiders beat the Baltimore Ravens, the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the New Orleans Saints, but that's only the beginning of what was one of the wackiest weeks I can remember. Ten Vegas underdogs ultimately won and the results threw my Power Rankings for a loop.
Mile High Report
That is two games in a row where the Miami Dolphins did not play very well against supposedly bad football teams. Either the Washington Redskins and Jacksonville Jaguars are significantly better than they have been over the last few years, or the Dolphins have regressed. I'm not sure how that bodes for them for the rest of this season, but now they get Tyrod Taylor and the Bills coming to town.
Lamar Miller is averaging 2.91 yards per rush this season. As a result, the Dolphins have dropped back to pass on 72 percent of plays (seventh highest).
Dolphins 37, Foes 33. It’s that close, and that unexciting.
This Dolphins squad is no different from the other Joe Philbin-era clubs in Miami. They escaped a reeling Redskins team with a clutch punt-return touchdownin Week 1, then faltered miserably down the stretch versus the Jaguarsin Week 2.Olivier Vernon's dumb penalty was shown 500 times on the broadcast and sports shows, but one penalty doesn't cost a team a game (... although, in this case, it was pretty bad). Ndamukong Suh is getting paid approximately $1.18 million per game over the next six years. So that one tackle he was involved in Sunday must have really been something.
It's nice to not have to write about the ridiculous adventures of Ndamukong Suh. Apparently the All-Pro DT has been freelancing, much to the chagrin of his defensive coaches.
The Dolphins couldn't even get through two whole weeks without falling apart.
I was high on the Dolphins coming into this season, which was dumb, because Joe Philbin is the Dolphins’ head coach. Also, never underestimate Ndamokung Suh’s ability to underachieve.
These Dolphins really are different. They usually lose games they should win in December.