Dolphins’ Xavien Howard goes on IR with knee injury

  • Dolphins’ Xavien Howard goes on IR with knee injury

Dolphins’ Xavien Howard goes on IR with knee injury

The Dolphins may be regarded as the bottom feeders of the National Football League, but they have been competitive in each of their last two games.

The Dolphins are 0-7. How do you teach a young, completely remade team that hasn't won a game how to win? All the Dolphins defense needed to do was keep the ball in-front of them and make a tackle. Midway through the second quarter, the Steelers offense only managed a total of 54 yards of offense, and it looked like Miami would head to halftime with a 14-3 or at worst a 14-6 lead heading into the third quarter. Rudolph then led Pittsburgh 97 yards in 12 plays, the last 26 coming on a pretty lob to the end zone that Smith-Schuster hauled in to put the Steelers up 17-14.

"We felt like that was the right call in that situation. They didn't blink. In all three phases, they complimented one another, and we were able to persevere". "I don't have any regrets on the call". They made a play just like we had made some plays prior to that defensively. We just move on.

"Wanted to be aggressive", Flores said. You can second guess a lot of calls. I'm not going to second guess that one. On the play, Wilson went in motion across the formation to the left, and Fitzpatrick hit him before Vince Williams could get out into the flat in coverage.

Ryan Fitzpatrick passed for 190 yards with two touchdowns and two picks, but a rare hot start couldn't prevent Miami from staying winless through seven games for the first time since 2011. He left in the second half after aggravating his knee injury. The game was never the same after that play. He was picking the Steelers' secondary apart with strong reads and good pocket command.

The Dolphins, in the midst of a massive and ceaseless roster overhaul under first-year coach Brian Flores that included trading running back Kenyan Drake to Arizona on Monday for a conditional sixth-round pick in next year's draft, showed their first extended signs of life in an already lost season.

In the second half, it was a different story. He also had two fumbles, one of which he recovered. Both of Fitzpatrick's interceptions were thrown to former teammate Minkah Fitzpatrick. Howard left the game in the third quarter with a knee injury and didn't return.