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Tendencies: Dolphins Offensive Drives

Like many of you, I'd like to get my mind off of yesterday's game.  One way to do it is by trying to find ways we can beat up on the 'Fins.

I went and looked back at all of the Dolphins' offensive drives from their last 4 games.  Here are some trends that I found:

-Half of their scoring drives have been about ~3 mins or less.  Four of those drives have been when the team was behind.

-The Dolphins have not scored more than 4 times in a game.

-With the exception of 1 interception, they've scored on every drive that has started in enemy territory.

-The Dolphins have only scored 4 times out of 13 drives when starting at their own 20 or farther.

What does this mean?

-The Dolphins can move the ball quickly.  Even if we assume the opposing defenses were playing "bend but don't break," the offense scored more often than not.

-Points on the board may be the best way to pressure Miami's offense.  With a new QB at the helm, trying to score at least 28 points should be difficult.

-Field position is important.  This is obvious for any game, but given what Miami's offense has done so far this seems to be of even more importance.  Look at it like this; if Folk kicks a touchback (he's averaging a little under 2 per game) the fish have less than a 25% chance of scoring.

 

Discuss.

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