Sunday, September 21, 2014

After loss, Dolphins 'have to look at everything'


The Miami Dolphins' Week 1 win-over-the-Patriots honeymoon is officially over.

Coming off a disappointing 29-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills following their season-opening win over New England, the Dolphins did nothing to console their fans Sunday, getting romped by the lowly Kansas City Chiefs, 34-15.

"We have to look at everything we're doing," coach Joe Philbin said, via the AP. "There was no phase where we played well enough to win."

The Dolphins' offense converted on just four of 15 third downs, as quarterback Ryan Tannehill was sacked four times in the game. Tannehill continues to show a bad habit of holding the ball too long, and his receivers aren't helping him with drops.

On the other side of the ball, Miami let Alex Smith drive for three 60-plus yard scoring drives in four possessions to get out to a 21-10 lead, as Smith finished with a trio of touchdown passes and no interceptions.

Considering the opponent, Tannehill stunk, connecting on just 21 of 43 passes. Dolphins running back Lamar Miller did gain 108 yards on the ground, but in a losing effort.

Meanwhile, former New York Jets running back Joe McKnight caught a pair of touchdown scores--the only two offensive touchdowns of his career.

The Dolphins now head to London to face the Oakland Raiders--another team that supposedly stinks--next weekend.

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