How To Beat The Chiefs Defense From A Dolphins Perspective

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 30: Reggie Bush #22 of the Miami Dolphins rushes against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on October 30, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
We've already looked at how to stop the Kansas City Chiefs offense -- from a Miami Dolphins perspective -- so now it's time to take a look at what the Dolphins offense can do against the Chiefs defense.

Miami's offense is ranked 28th in the NFL, which is to be expected when you're winless. The passing game ranks 25th in the league while the running game is surprisingly decent at 12th. The Dolphins got 100 yards out of Reggie Bush last weekend so, with the Chiefs secondary playing well lately, this Chiefs fan wouldn't be surprised to see the Dolphins offense focus on running the ball this weekend.

That also wouldn't surprise our Dolphins blog, The Phinsider. They're saying receiver is an issue for Miami right now so the running game looks like the best chance for success.
On offense, Miami has an issue with the receivers right now. Okay, besides Brandon Marshall's dropping passes left and right.  Currently, Miami only has three healthy wide outs - Brandon Marshall, Davone Bess, and Brian Hartline. Rookie Clyde Gates is on the active roster, but has a groin injury that kept him out last week. Most likely, Julius Pruitt is going to be pulled up from the practice squad to add some depth, but the Dolphins are hurting at receiver right now. They are also 25th in passing offense right now, so it's not exactly like Matt Moore has been tearing it up this year.  

However, they have climbed to 12th in rushing - including Reggie Bush's second career 100-yard performance last week.  Look for Miami to run the ball, and run the ball often.    
As Field Yates said this morning, one of the keys to this game is tackling well considering you have a huge receiver in Brandon Marshall (who has had a lot of success against KC in the past) and Bush, who can be elusive in the open field.

Still, I'd give Romeo Crennel's defense the edge here.
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