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Three weeks ago, Miami was struggling offensively in the stretches. HC Adam Gase fired a couple of linemen. Since then, in two games, the Dolphins have run for 456 yards. In San Francisco, the 49ers have given up 561 yards rushing the last two weeks. Maybe HC Chip Kelly needs to roll some D-line heads.

Speaking of the now 3-4 Dolphins, their win over Buffalo (4-3) tightened up the annual race for runnerup in the AFC East.


After QB Case Keenum threw 4 picks in a 17-10 loss to the Giants in London, Rams HC Jeff Fisher said that QB play was not the cause for the loss. He's right. QB play (5.302 QCYPA; 2.16 play productivity +/-) and OC design caused the loss. How can LA call 53 passes with RB Todd Gurley in the backfield?


Cardinals K Chandler Catanzaro and Seahawks K Steve Hauschka exchange of missed chip shot field goals in a 6-6 ranks only third at best all-time on the list of failed field goal duels. The second best failed field goal due came in the longest NFL game in history, Miami's 27-24 playoff win over Kansas City in 1970, Chiefs K Jan Stenerud missed a 31-yard field goal with less than a minute to play and then saw his attempt on the first possession of OT blocked. Then Dolphins K Garo Yepremian missed before Garo ended the game with a 37-yarder in the second OT. And the greatest failed field goal duel came in Miami's 41-38 loss to San Diego in the 1981 playoffs. With second's to play, Chargers TE Kellen Winslow blocked Uwe Von Schamann's 43-yard attempt. Then San Diego K Rolf Benirsche missed a 27-yard attempt and Chargers DE Leroy Jones blocked Von Schamann's next attempt from 34 yards. Finally, Benerischke won it for San Diego with a 29-yard field goal. Heck, Cantanzaro's performance (he had another field attempt blocked earlier in the game) was not even the worst in Cardinals history. In a 1983 Monday Night Football game, Cardinals K Neal O'Donghue missed 3 field goals , including a 19-yards attempt, in a 20-20 tie with the Giants.

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