Dolphins Steelers Defensive Preview: No Jones Equals Trouble for 'Fins

Can the ailing Miami Dolphins defense stop the high-powered Steelers offense?

After losing, yet another game last week to the Tennessee Titans, the Miami Dolphins schedule doesn’t get any easier as they get ready to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Miami this Sunday at 12 CST. After seeing the Dolphins struggle against everyone they’ve played so far this year I’m giving them a loss in this one of 31 – 13. A loss would drop their record to a terrible 1-5, whereas a win would increase the record to 2-4. If the Dolphins want to win this game they’ll need their defense to somehow find a way to slow down this high powered Steelers offense that has averaged 27.8 points per game.

The defensive injuries for the Dolphins are Xavien Howard cornerback (knee) did not practice, Reshad Jones (groin) did not practice, safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (knee) limited practice, and linebacker Jelani Jenkins (groin) limited practice. The real loss is Jones, who is above and beyond the Dolphins best defender. No Jones in the secondary means trouble, as the Steelers have arguably the best offense in the NFL. 

The Dolphins kick/punt return plans seem to finally be taking shape in what looks to be a split position between Jakeem Grant and Jarvis Landry. The Dolphins will be faced with two options against the Steelers this week, they can either give up and throw the season away in hopes of getting a high draft pick, or they can wake up, shock the Steelers, and finally give the fan base a light of hope that maybe just maybe this will be the turning point in an underwhelming season thus far.


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