The Dolphins Running Game

It’s a rough NFL betting time dolphinsto be a Dolphins fan.  Through four games this year the team has started 1-3, lost its franchise QB and has the worst receiving unit in the NFL.  But the one bright spot for this squad is that it can run the football, which may just the key to saving the season.

Entering the NFL betting lines season as the defending AFC East champs this team was the Rodney Dangerfield of the conference and it couldn’t “get any respect.”  Based on the early record (1-3), that lack of respect seemed warranted.  The team is last in the NFL lines in passing offense at 138.8 yards a game.  This is awful.  It’s QB, Chad Henne has made just one start in his career and his receivers have been abysmal.

But as bad as the passing game has been, the running game has been unstoppable.  True, the impressive 250+ yard performance against Buffalo is hardly a fair litmus test.  But there should be little doubt the Dolphins can move the ball on the ground. The teams re-tooled offensive line anchored by newly acquired Jake Grove is above average and the clever formations of the Wild Cat offense have given defenses fits.

The real key to Miami’s success and their league leading 183.5 yards rushing per game has been their two studs in the backfield: Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams.  These two, surprisingly, may form the best running tandem in the NFL betting odds.  Brown is one big play waiting to happen and the 34-year old Williams looks as strong as he did at 24.If Miami is to salvage the season and defend its AFC East title, it will because of these two men continuing to have success running the ball.

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