6 tough matchups for the Miami Dolphins secondary

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Ja’Marr Chase (1) with wide receiver Tyler Boyd (83) and wide receiver Auden Tate (19) Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Dolphins face the defending AFC Champions Cincinnati Bengals in primetime. This game happens early in the season and may set the tone for how the season will turn out.

The Bengals have the best group of wideouts in the league. This offense against any team would be a difficult matchup.

They are the only team in the NFL that has two wide receivers graded in the top 10 in Pro Football Focus. Ja’Marr Chase is coming off winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, where he had 81 receptions 1455 yards, and 13 touchdowns.

Tee Higgins played 14 games last season. He still had a grade of 83.4, this grade is better than Stefon Diggs, Chris Godwin, and Keenan Allen.

And if those two playmakers aren’t enough to give any defensive coordinator nightmares they still have Tyler Boyd waiting in the wings. Boyd had 824 yards averaging 12.4 yards a catch in 2021.

Joe Burrow is also expected to take a step forward. But as mentioned before the depth of the Miami Dolphins’ secondary is a strength. This will be a fun game to watch on a Thursday night as Fins fans get ready for the weekend.

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