Game Notes

Rookie running back Daniel Thomas had himself a solid game against Houston, but what happened to Reggie Bush? And what's the problem with the Dolphins offense when it comes to converting third-down situations? Breaking those and other noteworthy developments from the Houston game.

TRENDING: Two games into the season, one of the Dolphins' primary problems has become clear: the team's offensive execution on third down. The Dolphins converted just 2 of 14 third downs against the Patriots in Week 1, and the Dolphins were just 4 of 12 on third down against the Texans. Miami's third-down issues have become more noticeable the deeper they have driven into opponent territory.

LINEUP WATCH: In Week 1, the Dolphins running game — especially their in-between-the-tackles running game — struggled while Reggie Bush gained 38 yards on 11 carries against the Patriots. But rookie Daniel Thomas provided a spark to the running game against the Texans. Thomas finished with 107 yards on 18 carries and could have secured a larger role for himself in the process.



-- CB Vontae Davis left a game early for the second consecutive week. Davis suffered a hamstring injury against the Texans. His status for the Dolphins' upcoming game at Cleveland is unknown.

-- RB Reggie Bush again struggled against the Texans. He gained just 18 yards rushing but Coach Tony Sparano said his role wouldn't change.

-- Rookie H-back Charles Clay sat out his second consecutive game with a hamstring injury. Clay hasn't seen the field since the Dolphins' second preseason game, a victory against Carolina.

-- Reserve WR Roberto Wallace was also inactive on Sunday for the Dolphins. Wallace has been sidelined with a leg injury and didn't practice in the week leading into the game against the Texans.

-- RB Daniel Thomas became the first Dolphins rookie since Ronnie Brown in 2005 to run for 100 yards. Thomas gained 107 yards on 18 carries.

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