Van Noy and Ogbah will be counted by the Miami Dolphins on to get to Patrick Mahomes.
3a. OLB Kyle Van Noy
3b. EDGE Emmanuel Ogbah
Okay, this one is cheating a bit having two players but both will play key roles in this game.
For starters, if you want to keep any offense off balance, the Phins will have to do what they did last week. Getting to the quarterback.
No one does this better on the Dolphins defense than Kyle Van Noy and Emmanuel Ogbah. Combined on the season the two have 14 sacks. Whatever they can do today will be extremely important.
With Van Noy, his role will have to include watching out for Mahomes sliding out of the pocket and looking for his own running lanes. Mahomes is quite possibly the best thrower of football in the entire league, but once he is able to run with the ball he is fairly lethal.
If Van Noy and Ogbah can continually crash the pocket and keep Mahomes inside and pressured, then there is a chance they can force him into bad decisions during the game. However, it’ll be a very long Sunday afternoon if they are unable to get to him and pressure him or sack him.
The Dolphins will rely heavily on these two “sack artists” to play big roles Sunday afternoon. Throw in Shaq Lawson and Andrew Van Ginkel and there is a chance they can change the outcome of this game