The Miami Dolphins suffered a 31-17 defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday, resulting in a season record of 5-2. The impact of injuries loomed large over Mike McDaniel’s team, both before and during the game. Despite these setbacks, the Dolphins had ample opportunities to secure victory, and they shouldn’t resort to injuries as an excuse.
Throughout the ongoing season, Touchdown Wire’s Jarrett Bailey has consistently provided weekly NFL power rankings. The Dolphins had maintained the fourth position for the past three weeks. However, following their recent loss, they’ve slipped to the fifth spot.
Bailey shared his thoughts on Miami’s performance: “They are incredibly explosive, but that defense is a real problem, and when are they going to win a big game? It isn’t going to be the Broncos or the University of College Tech that they’ll face in January – they are going to have to figure out how to beat a good team when the time comes.”
The current power rankings now place the San Francisco 49ers at fourth, the Jacksonville Jaguars at third, the Philadelphia Eagles at second, and the Kansas City Chiefs at first, with the Dolphins occupying the fifth position.
These rankings are difficult to dispute, and it raises concerns that Miami, according to Bailey’s assessment, will soon face the league’s top-ranked team. This impending challenge arrives on the heels of their recent battle against the New England Patriots, making it imperative for the Dolphins to step up their game.