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2019 Miami Dolphins defensive review

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The Miami Dolphins’ 2019 season started with seven straight losses, but ended with the team winning five of their last nine games, three of their last five, and two-straight to end the year, including beating the New England Patriots on the road in Week 17. It was not a pretty season, but the team grew throughout the year and continued to play hard.

Yesterday, we took a look back at the Dolphins 2019 performances on offense. Today, we take a look at a defense that struggled throughout the season, especially when it came to staying healthy, but did have some solid individual performances throughout the year.

2019 Miami Dolphins defense

Total Defense: 30th (397.8 yards per game)

Passing Defense: 26th (262.4 yards per game)

Rushing Defense: 27th (135.4 yards per game)

Scoring Defense: 32nd (30.9 points per game)

2019 Miami Dolphins defensive stats

Tackles
126 - Jerome Baker (14th in NFL)
81 - Eric Rowe (T-64th)
75 - Davon Godchaux (T-85th)
72 - Raekwon McMillan (T-95th)
57 - Vince Biegel
55 - Christian Wilkins
54 - Nik Needham
53 - Jomal Wiltz
40 - Sam Eguavoen
34 - John Jenkins
27 - Reshad Jones
25 - Bobby McCain
25 - Avery Moss
24 - Ryan Lewis
23 - Charles Harris
22 - Trent Harris
21 - Taco Charlton
19 - Ken Webster
19 - Steven Parker
19 - Adrian Colbert
17 - Xavien Howard
14 - Walt Aikens
12 - Andrew Van Ginkel
12 - Chris Lammons
11 - Nate Brooks
11 - Minkah Fitzpatrick
8 - Zach Sieler
7 - Calvin Munson
7 - Montre Hartage
7 - Tae Hayes
6 - Ken Crawlet
4 - Johnson Bademosi
4 - Jonathan Ledbetter
3 - Linden Stephens
2 - Gerlad Willis
1 - Jakeem Grant
1 - James Crawford

Sacks
5.0 - Taco Charlton (T-74th)
3.5 - Sam Eguavoen (T-110th)
2.5 - Vince Biegel
2.0 - Davon Godchaux
2.0 - Christian Wilkins
1.5 - Jerome Baker
1.5 - Trent Harris
1.0 - Nike Needham
1.0 - John Jenkins
1.0 - Andrew Van Ginkel
1.0 - Zach Sieler
0.5 - Charles Harris
0.5 - Jonathan Ledbetter

Quarterback hits
13 - Vince Biegel (T-54th)
9 - Sam Eguavoen (T-98th)
6 - Davon Godchaux
6 - Charles Harris
5 - Taco Charlton
5 - Jerome Baker
4 - Christian Wilkins
4 - Andrew Van Ginkel
3 - Nik Needham
2 - Trent Harris
2 - Zach Sieler
2 - Raekwon McMillan
1 - John Jenkins
1 - Jonathan Ledbetter

Tackles for loss
7 - Vince Biegel (T-115th)
7 - Sam Eguavoen (T-115th)
4 - Davon Godchaux
4 - Andrew Van Ginkel
3 - Jerome Baker
3 - Christian Wilkins
3 - Raekwon McMillan
3 - Taco Charlton
3 - Charles Harris
2 - Jomal Wiltz
2 - John Jenkins
1 - Eric Rowe
1 - Nik Needham
1 - Ryan Lewis
1 - Zach Sieler
1 - Resha Jones
1 - Walt Aikens
1 - Trent Harris

Forced fumbles
2 - Taco Charlton (T-37th)
2 - Jerome Baker (T-37th)
1 - Nik Needham
1 - Trent Harris
1 - Eric Rowe
1 - Avery Moss
1 - Minkah Fitpatrick

Fumble recoveries
5 - Ryan Fitzpatrick* (T-2nd)
2 - Evan Boehm* (T-36th)
1 - Minkah Fitzpatrick
1 - Sam Eguavoen
1 - Andrew Van Ginkel
1 - Christian Wilkins
1 - Tae Hayes
1 - Kenyan Drake*
1 - Nick O’Leary*
1 - Marcus Sherels
1 - Shaq Calhoun*
1 - Patrick Laird*
* Offensive fumble recoveries

Interceptions
2 - Nik Needham (T-44th)
2 - Bobby McCain (T-44th)
2 - Steven Parker (T-44th)
1 - Jerome Baker
1 - Eric Rowe
1 - Vince Biegel
1 - Jomal Wiltz
1 - Ryan Lewis
1 - Xavien Howard
1 - Chris Lammons

Interception touchdowns
1 - Eric Rowe (T-4th)