At or near the top of the Dolphins’ off-week to-do list: fixing their suddenly sluggish ground attack.
In the four games since Reggie Bush romped through the Raiders for 172 yards and two touchdowns, the Dolphins’ running game has steadily regressed.
They’ve averaged just 89.5 yards per game on 2.9 yards per carry in the last month. They ranked second league-wide in rushing after Week 2; now they’re out of the Top 10. And if you take out Bush’s 65-yard touchdown jaunt against the Raiders, Miami has averaged less than 3.4 yards per rush all season.
On Sunday, Miami had just 19 rushing yards on 18 attempts. Bush was a factor in the passing game, but he's still not putting up the kind of numbers fantasy owners hoped for, and he is dealing with knee injury. The Dolphins take on the banged up Jets defense in Week 8.