Chad PenningtonHomeSell Your TicketsBlogNewsAbout UsContact Us

Receive special offers and
the latest info on Miami Dolphins Tickets

Offensive problems

The Miami Dolphins have been facing a lot of problems on the field lately, but one word to sum up their flailing offense would be, perhaps… offensive.

While the Fins’ defense only gave up two TDs to one of the hottest NFL teams this Sunday, the Miami offense couldn’t quite come up with the points on the other end of the scoreboard to put them on top. So, with four games remaining in the regular season, the biggest thing this team needs to focus on is taking that “offensive” offense and turning it into a unit that can compete in this league week in and week out.

Miami’s offense – and defense for that matter – will be getting a stringent test yet again this Sunday. While the Fins are fresh off facing one of the NFL’s most dominant teams, they will be facing another next week in the 8-3 San Francisco 49ers. Did you know that you could actually see that game in person with the help of We are not only your No. 1 source for Miami Dolphins news, but we are also your top choice for Miami Dolphins tickets, both home and away. With only four games remaining, time is running out for the Fins on their quest to make the playoffs and to finish the season with a .500 record, but you can keep checking back here daily for the best ticket deals on the Internet as well as the latest news surrounding the team. All of that can be found right here at!

Before we take a look later in the week at a preview of this matchup, let’s first take a look back at the offense’s numbers against New England. Miami has had problems all year with third down conversions, and they were just 3-of-13 last Sunday. The Fins had a total of 277 yards of total offense, and Ryan Tannehill was only 13-of-29 passing, while he only had one receiver register over 28 yards on the day.

Miami’s offense has slowly declined all season, with an average of only 15.4 points per game the last five contests (during which they have a 1-4 record). The Dolphins now rank 23rd in passing yards with 209.3 per game and what was once the strong point of the team, the Fins are 17th in rushing with 108.3 yards per game. Tannehill’s accuracy and turnover problems have plagued him recently as well, as his passer rating of 72.3 is fourth-worst in the league.

While there is no magic wand the Fins could use to right their offense, Head Coach Joe Philbin still believes he has all the right keys in place to produce a winning offense – it’s just up to the team to work on their mistakes and continue to improve week after week. Time might be running out for this unit to prove itself this season, but the good news is that they have another chance to do just that in San Francisco this Sunday.