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The Splash Zone 11/19/16: Previewing Sunday's Matchup Against The Rams

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

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The Dolphins are expected to be missing their starting center Mike Pouncey on Sunday. The center reinjured his hip, the same injury that caused him to miss the beginning of the season. The Dolphins are already without Branden Albert and with the loss of Pouncey this game just got a little tougher. Though I was impressed by Anthony Steen during his time at center, hopefully he can play some more solid football.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.

Mike Pouncey of Miami Dolphins listed as doubtful vs. Los Angeles Rams
Dolphins Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey is expected to miss the game Sunday against the Rams after reinjuring his hip this week in practice.

Dolphins At Rams

Five keys for the Miami Dolphins to beat the Los Angeles Rams - Sun Sentinel
On the back end of a week and a half spent in Southern California, the game against the Rams has become a much more difficult proposition with the possible loss of two veteran offensive lineman who started against San Diego--center Mike Pouncey and left tackle Branden Albert.

Newsy notes: Updates on Miami Dolphins players Chris Culliver, Mike Pouncey, Mario Williams, Jelani Jenkins and more ... | Miami Herald
On their final day of preparation in the San Diego area, the Dolphins have issues to clean up about Chris Culliver, Mike Pouncey, Mario Williams, Jelani Jenkins and other players.

Suh, Wake Can’t Wait To Welcome Goff To NFL Big League " CBS Miami
Nearly seven months after the Los Angeles Rams placed their future on the shoulders of Jared Goff, the No. 1 draft pick finally makes his NFL debut Sunday.

Miami Dolphins vs. Los Angeles Rams: How do they match up in Week 11? | The Daily Dolphin
How do the Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Rams match up for Sunday’s game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum? When the Dolphins have the ball… Miami passing (28th in NFL) vs.

AC In The AM: Another Imposing Test For Dolphins Offense
The Dolphins face a Los Angeles Rams team on Sunday that has a formidable defense and an offense that, for the most part, has struggled. Can the Dolphins make it five in a row?

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill making his case as top tier QB
Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill making his case for top tier of QBs

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Miami Dolphins make admission on DeVante Parker | Miami Herald
DeVante Parker ranks only 63rd in the NFL in receiving yards (406) and has only one touchdown, but the Dolphins are hopeful that Sunday’s five-catch, 103-yard game against the Chargers will lead to a breakthrough.

All About Team For Landry
Pro Bowl wide receiver used the word "special" to describe what’s going on with the Dolphins right now.

Why wasn’t Jarvis Landry punt returning when Jakeem Grant fumbled? | The Daily Dolphin
CARLSBAD, Calif. — There have been times this season when experienced returner Jarvis Landry has been called upon to field a punt that will likely land inside the Miami Dolphins' 10-yard line.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Hip injury keeps Mike Pouncey out of practice for second straight day | Miami Herald
When the Dolphins took the practice field Friday, they still didn't know what was up with Mike Pouncey's injured left hip. He visited a specialist Friday to determine the severity.

Tunsil Tackling A Familiar Position
Sunday will be the second game Tunsil starts at left tackle in place of Albert, who also missed the Sept. 29 game against the Cincinnati Bengals because of an ankle injury.

Dolphins Defense

Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph on Byron Maxwell, Kiko Alonso | The Daily Dolphin
CARLSBAD, Calif.--The Dolphins' defense has been solid lately, a bit of a surprise given the injuries they've sustained, and their pass coverage has been the biggest part of that.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Cam Not Counting His Sack Total
Pro Bowl defensive end now has seven on the season and he’s closing in on the fourth double-digit-sack season of his NFL career.

Dolphins Secondary

Despite seven flags Sunday, Dolphins corners have 'played solid' recently | Miami Herald
With Chris Culliver still at least another week away from playing, the Dolphins will ride with what they have at corner: a group that’s ‘played solid’ in recent weeks, Vance Joseph believes.

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