Miami Dolphins: Offensive grades for Week 2 vs. Ravens

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Miami Dolphins Week 2 Offensive Grades

Offensive Line: B

As stated in the Week 1 grades, the offensive line will be graded on something of a curve this season, especially during the early weeks. But their performance against the Ravens was a solid one, no matter how you look at the situation.

Down a starter and with Greg Little inserted into the lineup, they allowed just one sack on the day, which happened to be the fault of tight end, Durham Smythe. There was some pressure on Tagovailoa, but it felt like the quarterback spent less time on his back that in any other game of his career. It may have had to do with the fact that the Ravens often dropped extra men into coverage instead of rushing the quarterback, but it was an impressive showing nonetheless.

The long-awaited rushing attack was impressive as well thanks to the guys up front. The Dolphins ran the ball 18 times for 86 yards, and there were open running lanes and at least some semblance of space for Mostert and Edmonds to operate.

Running Backs: B

Your running game is typically only as good as your offensive line, and the running backs benefitted from some of the best line play that we’ve seen from Miami in some time.

We saw a heavy dose of Raheem Mostert in the backfield to begin the game, as he was the only running back to touch the ball during the first quarter. Chase Edmonds got into the action beginning in the second half, but finished with just five carries, a week after he was the featured back with 12 attempts.

The duo finished with 84 total rushing yards on 16 attempts and added four catches for a total of 35. One of the more underrated plays of the day featured Edmonds as the ball carrier, though it was more of an impressive play call and blocking performance than it was skill from the running back. A 22-yard scamper with less than a minute left to put the Dolphins inside the Ravens’ 10-yard line, which set up the go-ahead, game-winning touchdown.