For the second week in a row, the Dolphins didn’t play a complete game but still came out on top. Last week vs Pittsburgh the Dolphins’ defense carried the load and led the way, this week it was the offense.

The Lions came into this game with the worst defense in the NFL and they played like it as they were unable to stop or slow down the Miami offense.

Tua threw for 382 yards and three touchdowns.

Tyreek Hill had 12 receptions for 188 yards and Jaylen Waddle had 8 receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns.

The Dolphins’ offense moved the ball, had a lot of chunk yardage plays, and did whatever they wanted in this game.

It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows though for Miami in this game.

The number of penalties Miami had in this game was unacceptable. They were called for 7 but probably had another 8 to 10 that were declined.

Also, the Miami defense (outside of Zach Sieler) didn’t show up today and was pathetic. Especially in the first half.

Some would say in the 2nd half Miami’s defense played better, but for those who watched the game, it was more of Detroit shooting themselves in the foot with poor play and penalties than the Dolphins’ defense making impact plays.

Miami goes to 5-3 on the year and now will travel to Chicago next week for another road game. The Bears have one of the worst offenses in the league and we will see if the Miami defense can turn itself around.

For Tua and the offense, they need to keep playing like they have been playing. The running game still isn’t where it needs to be but Raheem Mostert has brought some life to it the past month and he continues to be steady each week. I really hope Miami looks to add a running back at the trade deadline.

Tua also didn’t play “hero” ball today and he knew to slide when he was running with the ball. Also, the Dolphins lost Liam Eichenberg to a serious knee injury and his season appears to be over. So, another Miami player who will need to be replaced in the starting lineup and it appears Robert Jones will step into that role. We will see if that has any effect on the offense.

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