ShoeStats: Week 12 vs. Miami Dolphins

Colts are still streaking! Indy extended its streak to four with a dominating showing against the Tennesse Titans. Now the Miami Dolphins come to town in a flexed 4:25 pm game sitting at 5-5. As always we go into the essential and critical stats heading into this weekends game.

Sep 23, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) is defended by Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley (21) at Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins defeated the Raiders 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

1. 21

September 24, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (88) runs the football against Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Kiko Alonso (47) during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Dolphins are 21st in the NFL in DVOA run defense, which should help shape the Colts gameplan. The Colts run game has dropped off from its impressive showings against the Jets, Bills, and Raiders, but it was more than serviceable in last weeks matchup against the Titans. Look for the Colts to bully the Miami defensive line and return with a big day on the ground.

2. 3-2

Ryan Tannehill makes his return on Sunday, and the team hopes to recapture some early season success with the former first-round pick. The Dolphins started 3-0 to start the season, and it seemed like they could be going on a run like 2016, but have come down the earth since then. Tannehill may not be overly impressive, but he is better than replacement Brock Osweiler.

3. 19

Miami’s defense isn’t a world beater, but it does excel in taking the football away. Adam Gase’s squad is tied with Indy with 19 takeaways in 2019, an impressive number for both teams. The Colts have tightened up their early-season turnover woes, and that has to continue against the Dolphins if they want to reach 6-5.

Indianapolis favored by almost ten points in Vegas, and they should not only win but cover as well. The Colts may not be a great team, but they are much better than Miami. This group isn’t Chuck Pagano’s team anymore, and Frank Reich should have his squad ready to step of the necks of an inferior opponent at home.

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