DT Ndamukong Suh tackled Colin Kaepernick two yards short of tying this game up, but instead handed the San Francisco 49ers their 10th consecutive loss and in the process, handing the Miami Dolphins their sixth consecutive win. What was even more fitting was Kiko Alonso, who is Cuban, assiting Suh in tackling Kaepernick.
With the ground game being non-existent for the entire game, Ryan Tannehill threw for 265-yards, he went 20 for 30, ran for 32 yards and had three touchdowns, In my eyes that’s a very good game by the Dolphins’ quarterback.
RB Jay Ajayi could not get anything going for the day, due to the fact that the offensive line for the Dolphins was missing three of its starters. Ajayi had a total of 45-yards on just 18 carries. This does not bode well for Miami’s run game, as the Dolphins were facing a 49ers defense who is ranked dead last in the league against the run.
Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso recovered a fumble to end a surging 49ers´, threat and intercepted a deflected pass to set up a field goal. Alonso now has four takeaways in the past three games.
The Miami Dolphins did not walk away from this game injury free. DE Mario Williams and CB Lafayette Pitts left the game due to illness and injuries. WR DeVante Parker went to the locker room with a back injury late in the third quarter. To start the game, the Dolphins were without LT Branden Albert, LG Laremy Tunsil and C Mike Pouncey. All were inactive for the game.
All I can say is that the Dolphins were on the other side of the ball in this game. For the past couple of games, they had to mark a comeback to win their games. This time around it was the opposing team doing this to Miami. The Dolphins defense came up “H-U-G-E” in this game and battled in the trenches for the entire game, including a huge tackle to save this game from going into overtime by Ndamukong Suh.
I finally saw a Dolphins team refusing to give up during this game and instead dove deep inside themselves kept their winning streak alive. I see a team that actually believes that they can beat and win against any team out there. Miami finally has “SWAG” and have a winning culture that looks really good.
Next up for the Miami Dolphins will be one of the toughest tests to date. It pits a matchup with playoff contender the Baltimore Ravens. If they play like they did today, they will beat the Ravens in another high scoring affair.