There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, but that light can be a train coming at you.
The Miami Dolphins visited the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers without checking the spread going into the game and the injuries for the Dolphins entering the game; no surprise on the result.
Tom Brady was 30 of 41 for 411 yards and five touchdowns in the Buccaneers (4-1) 45-17 win over the Dolphins (1-4). He threw for more than 400 yards with five TDs in the same game for the first time in his 22-year career.
Buccaneers wide receiver and South Florida native Antonio Brown finished with seven catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns. He joined Julio Jones, Jerry Rice, Torry Holt, and Andre Johnson as the only players in league history with 12,000 career receiving yards in fewer than 150 games.
Brady was taken out of the game with 7:06 to play in the fourth quarter.
The beat goes on for the Dolphins, who have lost four in a row. Moreover, they have not won a game in Tampa Bay since 1988.
Jacoby Brissett completed 27 of 39 passes for 275 yards, two TDs, and an interception in his third consecutive start filling in for the injured Tua Tagovailoa.
Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin scored on receptions of 1 and 37 yards; the game was tied at ten early in the second quarter.
Health is the biggest problem at the moment for the Dolphins. They are down to their backup quarterback, who played with a hamstring injury. DeVante Parker and Will fuller V were out of the game for the dolphins. Brady had all of his top wide receivers even though Rob Gronkowski was out with broken ribs. Brady had catches from nine different receivers.
The offensive line has been shuffled every game; it did look okay this game; however, you should have an offensive line set with cohesion throughout training camp and preseason, not when you are changing every week. It will be hard to win in the NFL when you are struggling at the line of scrimmage.
Tagovailoa missed the last three games with the fractured ribs; he was drafted ahead of Justin Herbert as a top-five pick. He needs to be an impact player the moment he returns for the Dolphins, which is expected to be next week in London versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Dolphins are expected to be ready to play in London; the Jaguars are the best opponent they can face to get a needed win; getting out of the country should help, moreover, last chance to turn the season around.
The Dolphins cannot lose to the Jaguars, who have lost 19 straight games. It will be rock bottom; furthermore, winter is coming if they do.
The beat goes on.
Dolphins travel to London to face Jaguars next Sunday.
Buccaneers take their talent to Philadelphia on Thursday night.