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Pro Football Focus: Kiko Alonso Praised After Miami Dolphins' Victory

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In a game that featured a minimal amount of offense from the Dolphins, Kiko Alonso captured PFF's top player grade.

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The Miami Dolphins now own a .500 record after outlasting the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Both offenses struggled to produce in the low-scoring affair, but the defenses from both sides managed to provide a few highlight-worthy plays.

Miami's defense was able to manufacture some points of their own, which resulted in Kiko Alonso receiving praise from Pro Football Focus in the contest's aftermath. The former Oregon standout forced the ball out of reserve quarterback Matt Cassel's hand late in the first quarter - resulting in an opportune Reshad Jones touchdown. For his efforts, Alonso received a grade of 91.9.

Along with Alonso, Jones—who received a grade of 90.3—was also highlighted in PFF's review of the game. They had this to say about Jones' effort against the Titans:

Reshad Jones’ smart play of running the fumble for the touchdown in the first quarter ended up being the difference maker. He was also a force in the run game, recording three run stops on 20 running plays.

On the offensive side of the ball, PFF was a little more forgiving to quarterback Jay Cutler's approach to the game. The veteran signal caller was unable to move the Dolphins' offense with any kind of consistency, but he did limit himself to one interception.

Cutler's conservative effort received a grade of 73.8, and inspired this response from PFF:

Jay Cutler was not needed to do much against the Titans to get the win. While Cutler failed to throw for 100 yards and had one interception, he was more than willing to throw the ball away and not force anything other than the one interception, letting his defense and run game win the game. When Cutler was pressured, he only completed one on seven attempts for 14 yards.


To get the complete list of grades and analysis from yesterday's game, you can visit Pro Football Focus.