There were a handful of guys that were deserving of the final spot on our list of most impressive performances in Sunday’s game. The quarterback play was solid and continued its weekly improvement, and Jevon Holland had his second interception of the season against Cam Newton.
But newly acquired running back Phillip Lindsay showed certain attributes that could be of great benefit to the Dolphins’ offense. A struggling running game has been a huge reason for concern for the Dolphins, and much of the blame lies with the offensive line and their inability to create lanes and push. But Lindsay’s tough running style could help Miami mask some of the deficiencies that their front five have. He was able to make something out of nothing on multiple occasions and finished with a respectable 42 rushing yards on limited carries.
Lindsay’s most impressive play came in pass protection, in which he made up for a Liam Eichenberg missed block, saving Tagovailoa from a sure sack. It instead ended up being the Dolphins’ longest play of the game.
Of any of the regular starters on the Dolphins’ offense, Myles Gaskin may be the one most susceptible to losing his starting job. If Miami is able to find a player that helps their abysmal running game, then don’t be surprised to see a new starter in the backfield within the next couple of weeks.