The Dolphins make me cry, week eleven

The Miami Dolphins have won five in a row.

Ryan Tannehill led the Dolphins in a fourth quarter drive where DeVante Parker caught a 9-yard touchdown pass with 36 seconds left to play, and the surging Dolphins rallied for two late scores to spoil Jared Goff’s big day with a 14-10 victory over the LA Rams.

Good news is the Dolphins won.

Bad news is if the playoffs began today, they would be out with the final wild card spot going to the Denver Broncos.

It is still puzzling as to how the Dolphins began the season 1-4. The five wins in a row have not been as pretty as Beyonce however Oprah is as attractive in my book.

Both teams’ defenses did everything they could to help their offenses, but it was the Dolphins defense who prevailed on the road.

“I don’t even know (how the comeback happened),” Dolphins coach Adam Gase said. “Just nothing was going right for us. We were terrible on offense. All the praise to our defense for keeping us in the game.”

The Dolphins used the Hollywood lights to write the ending to a game where they mustered two fourth-quarter touchdowns.

The NFL’s No. 1 draft pick, Jared Goff, went 17 of 31 for 134 yards after finally getting his chance in the 10th game of the season. But the Rams did little between Miami’s two touchdowns, and when Los Angeles got the ball back at its 41 with 29 seconds left, Goff moved the team only 12 yards before throwing an incompletion in the end zone as time expired.

“Felt good,” Goff said. “We’re obviously disappointed with the result there at the end and how things turned out, and how we felt through the whole game and how in control we were. At the end, six minutes left, we just kind of couldn’t put it away.”

California Love! The Dolphins spent the week in California after beating San Diego last weekend. They take part of it home with them as they host the San Francisco 49ers who are 1-9 however overshadowed by their quarterback Colin Kaepernick who has been in the headlines for not standing during the national anthem.

Kaepernick’s first statement on the matter was during a preseason game where a fan caught him on camera sitting during the national anthem. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder”, referencing a series of events that led to the Black Lives Matter movement and adding that he would continue to protest until he feels like “[the American flag] represents what it’s supposed to represent”.

The beat goes on.


Author: West Lamy

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