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The Splash Zone 11/7/17: Dolphins Struggle On National TV

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.

Oakland Raiders v Miami Dolphins Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images

For some reason, it seems the Dolphins cannot seem to win during a nationally televised game. They got blown out by the Ravens, but they put up a fight against the Raiders. The Dolphins constantly shot themselves in the foot against the Raiders with costly penalties and the defense seemed to give up third down conversion on drive after drive. The offense finally showed some life though, but Jay Cutler’s performance was wasted in this loss.

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

Miami Dolphins continue pattern of failing on national TV; Dolphins nuggets | Miami Herald
A day-after 12-pack of Dolphins notes

Raiders at Dolphins

Game Recap: Miami Dolphins lose to Oakland Raiders on Sunday Night Football | Miami Herald
The Dolphins’ defense did enough to give Miami a chance to win. The Dolphins’ offense did not, and as a result, Miami is 4-4.

Dolphins vs. Raiders: Fins' roller coaster performance ends in defeat | Miami Herald
The truth about these Miami Dolphins is they’re imperfect.

Miami Dolphins are an enigma at midpoint of the season - NFL Nation- ESPN
The Dolphins, at 4-4, still remain in the playoff hunt, but the first half of the season have been plagued by sloppy play and a lack of discipline.

Why Adam Gase allowed Miami Dolphins to kneel for national anthem | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS — Three Miami Dolphins kneeled during the national anthem on Sunday night because their coach, Adam Gase, said it was all right. Gase had previously stated that any player who wanted to kneel could stay off the field and in the locker room before games.

Dolphins' eighth-most penalized team after sloppy loss to Raiders | Miami Herald
Miami is not good enough to overcome a ton of penalties. Sunday night proved that, with the Dolphins committing 11 in a loss.

AC in the AM: Promising Effort Falls Just Short
Better in some areas, still struggling in others. That about sums up a 27-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders Sunday night at a packed Hard Rock Stadium.

5 Miami Dolphins Snap Conclusions from loss to Oakland | The Daily Dolphin
Kenyan Drake (37 snaps, 55 percent). Drake nearly doubled his season-high in snaps, following the trade of Jay Ajayi. Damien Williams also had a season-high 30 snaps. Drake was more productive on the ground, with 9 carries for 69 yards, including a 42-yarder.

Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase: Tighter coverage on tight end is a must | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Maybe it was just a blip on the radar. The Dolphins must hope so. A Dolphins defense that has been surprisingly stout most of this season had no solutions for Raiders tight end Jared Cook on Sunday night.

Adam Gase

What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Monday | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--Coming off a disheartening loss to the Raiders, the Dolphins are stuck at 4-4 heading into the second half of the season. They get an extra day of rest between now and Monday's game at Carolina, and coach Adam Gase is looking to build off some of the progress the offense made.

Dolphins Secondary

Miami Dolphins expect S T.J. McDonald to contribute immediately | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—The Dolphins have waited long enough for T.J. McDonald, and he’ll almost certainly take over in the starting lineup this week. McDonald missed the first eight games because of an NFL suspension after being arrested in 2016 for crashing his car while driving under the influence of pr...

Reshad Jones and Miami Dolphins D yield 295 passing yards | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS — Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones was beaten by Oakland Raiders wide receiver Johnny Holton on a 44-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 11/6/17: Dolphins Fall To Raiders As Team Whiffs On Opportunities - The Phinsider
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.

Pro Football Focus: Julius Thomas Awakens in Raiders Defeat of Dolphins - The Phinsider
Julius Thomas and DeVante Parker headline Pro Football Focus’ grades of Miami’s loss to Oakland.