Could the Miami Dolphins, from the land of sun and fun, win a big game on the road in snowy Pittsburgh? Of course, with the help from these three stars.
No surprise here, Charles “Big Play” Clay tops the picks for the Dolphins this week. 7 receptions for 97 yards and 2 touchdowns for the big fella. The first touchdown was about as easy as it gets, but the second score is all over the highlight reels. He fought off Troy Polamau and cornerback Cortez Allen to score a 12 yard touchdown with 2:53 remaining to put the Dolphins ahead. If you’re a fan, you have to love what you’re seeing from this guy. It looks like he has the potential to play at a similar level to other freakishly athletic tight ends like Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski.
Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin is the master of the challenge flag. Philbin remained perfect with his challenges this season on Sunday. In the third quarter the refs called Brian Hartlin out of bounds on a touchdown catch, Hartline urged his coach to toss the red flag, and boom, touchdown Dolphins.
Finally! Daniel Thomas broke a tackle! 16 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown. The way the running game has looked this season, the Dolphins will take that stat line all day. Thomas came up with a huge 55 yard run that set up that final Clay touchdown. We’ll see if he can keep this up while his partner in the backfield, Lamar Miller, recovers from a concussion.