Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE
The Miami Dolphins' offensive line struggled mightily in a 19-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills, marking a disturbing trend for the Dolphins' offense.
The Miami Dolphins have lost three straight games after falling flat in a 19-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night. The Dolphins managed 184 yards of offense as Ryan Tannehill struggled mightily again, completing 14-of-28 passes for 141 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.
Miami has a lot of problems but, according to Kevin Nogle of SB Nation's Dolphins blog The Phinsider, perhaps the biggest issue is the woeful play of the offensive line:
The Miami offensive line has routinely been beaten over the last three games. From left tackle Jake Long to right tackle Jonathan Martin, the only player who has had any success lately has been center Mike Pouncey. The offensive line is allowing too many quarterback hurries and quarterback hits, not to mention sacks. Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill is running away from pressure almost as many times as he is passing the ball, and it's not going to lead to any sort of success or rhythm for Miami.
Tannehill was sacked three times by Buffalo and was never able get into a rhythm thanks to the constant pressure. And while the rookie quarterback was often running for his life, Miami's running game could not get anything going either. The Dolphins finished with 60 yards on 24 carries against Buffalo and have only 198 rushing yards over the past three games.