BY SEAN DONOVAN
Stop St. Louis' tailbacks. The Dolphins' defense, by limiting opposing rushers to a paltry 2.7 yards per carry, has often made it's opponents one dimensional. The Rams are a little bit different, in that they don't have the perimeter weapons to be able to afford to abandon the run. Look for St. Louis to be persistent on the ground with running backs Steven Jackson, Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead, and the Dolphins' front to respond. (Photo: Kris Robinson, Flickr)
Attack Sam Bradford. When Bradford drops back to pass, he will be protected by Barry Richardson at right tackle and Wayne Hunter at left tackle. Most AFC East fans know Hunter to be, to put it gently, very ineffective. Historically, Richardson has shown the ability to be just as bad. Strong coverage on the outside should allow Cameron Wake and the Dolphins' pass rushers to pressure Bradford and force mistakes.
Turnovers. In Miami's two victories, Tannehill has committed zero turnovers. In three losses, he has given the ball away seven times. The formula for Miami's success is fairly simple: take care of the ball and allow the defense and running game to control the pace of the game. Tannehill has made much progress in this area but will need to continue the turnover-free play to win in Week 6.
---A week in Dolphins posts on AFCEastDaily.com:
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Sherman: Tannehill 'keeps getting better and better'
Efficient Tannehill effective complement Dolphins' 'D'
Dolphins' defense closes in fourth quarter for win
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