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Clark: Dolphins Rank Last in RedZone Channel Power Rankings

Kevin Clark of The Ringer reaches out to the hosts of the NFL RedZone Channel to rank the teams that thrive when given the spotlight.

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The Miami Dolphins currently own a league-worst scoring average of 15.2 points per game. Due to their poor offensive output, it is no surprise to see the Dolphins mentioned as one of the dullest teams to watch in the NFL through the first 10 weeks of the season. The Ringer’s Kevin Clark recently ranked all 32 teams on their ability to captivate viewers while being featured on the NFL RedZone Channel.

Clark reached out to the hosts of the channel to outline what makes a team a “good” RedZone Channel feature. Host Scott Hanson described his qualifications with the following summary:

“A ‘great’ RedZone team is traditionally one that makes frequent appearances—three, four trips per game is solid—has a bona fide QB, and highly active skill position players on fans’ fantasy rosters,” said Scott Hanson, host of the NFL RedZone from NFL Network.

Given those parameters, it is no surprise to see the Dolphins rank last on Clark’s list. Along with their No. 32 placement, The Ringer had this to say about Miami’s watchability so far this season:

There’s a contrarian case to be made that the Miami Dolphins are actually a good RedZone team. When they get there, they are efficient: third in points and fourth in touchdowns per red zone appearance through Week 9. They also lead the NFL in “fourth-quarter comebacks.” This argument, however, is swiftly killed when you watch the Dolphins, who rank 31st in touchdowns per drive and punt more than any other team in the league. They are the football equivalent of the “guy pointing to his head” meme. You cannot screw up in the red zone if you never get there. Somehow, Monday marked the third straight prime-time game they played. Get this team off my television.


You can read Clark’s complete RedZone Channel rankings by visiting The Ringer.