The Miami Dolphins have looked good in their first two wins. Defeating the Indianapolis Colts was certainly a big deal, but a true test will come Sunday when they take on the Atlanta Falcons. There is no question the only way Miami will be victorious in Week 3 is if they can keep up with Atlanta’s high-flying offense.
The Falcons have not been able to put together much of a running game so far this season, which comes as a surprise considering the organization acquired veteran Steven Jackson in the offseason. The good news for the Dolphins is that it appears the rushing attack will not be an issue with Jackson ruled out for Sunday’s contest.
What Miami still needs to be concerned about is Atlanta’s incredibly talented receiving corps. The Falcons still have one of the more dangerous air attacks in the league, especially with quarterback Matt Ryan under center. Ryan ranks sixth in the league in passing yards per game (318). With that being said, opposing teams have done a good job of keeping the receivers from reaching the end zone as Ryan as only tossed four touchdowns this season.
It will be up to Ryan Tannehill to carry the Dolphins with his arm. The good news is he should be able to post one of his better offensive games, as far as yards are concerned, because the Falcons have given up a whopping 346.5 passing yards per contest, which ranks 29th in the league.
It certainly will not be easy for Miami to keep up with Atlanta on offense. The fact that no one believes they can win makes it that much harder. However, not many thought the Dolphins had the chemistry to defeat the Colts on the road, which means having doubters certainly is not bad.