Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dolphins' run defense their best-kept secret

The Miami Dolphins have given up only three rushing touchdowns this season, which would look really good had the San Francisco 49ers given up at least one all year.

Second-best is still not bad.

Miami’s run defense has been its best-kept secret in 2011, as the Dolphins are only giving up 3.8 yards a carry, which is the sixth-lowest in the league.

They have also surrendered only four rushes of 20 or more yards and haven’t given up a 40-plus-yard run all season.

The Dolphins are one of only nine teams to average less than 20 points a game against.

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