The Miami Dolphins have been defeated in historic and embarrassing trend to the Tennessee Titans on Monday Evening Soccer, blowing a 14-point lead with below three minutes to go to spoil their shot at taking on the #1 seed within the AFC. However the crew suffered what is probably a fair larger loss early within the recreation when beginning heart Connor Williams left the sphere with an obvious leg damage, and the information on Monday isn’t good for Mike McDaniel’s squad.
Dolphins Get Unhealthy Information Day After Historic Loss
Dolphins C Connor Williams suffered a torn ACL final evening and is out for the season, per Mike McDaniel
— Marcel Louis-Jacques (@Marcel_LJ) December 12, 2023
In his next-day press convention, the Dolphins head coach gave a brief and not-so-sweet replace on a few the gamers that went down throughout Miami’s debacle final evening. He began by saying that MVP candidate broad receiver Tyreek Hill was day-to-day with an ankle damage, adopted by an replace on Williams’ standing. McDaniel revealed that Williams can be out for the rest of the season with an ACL damage. When a reporter requested if it was a tear, McDaniel confirmed.
It’s a crushing blow to an offensive line that has already struggled immensely with accidents. They’ve had 10 (or extra) completely different combos of beginning 5s this season, brought on by the recurring illnesses of Terron Armstead, Robert Hunt, and now Connor Williams. Miami’s teaching workers has been applauded for a way effectively the offense has been capable of run regardless of the rotation of starters, however having their three greatest items on the shelf on the similar time doesn’t bode effectively for the stretch run for the Dolphins.
Entrance Line Points For Miami May Spell Doom Down The Stretch
The #Dolphins had a crew pass-blocking grade of 54.9 final evening, their third-lowest mark of the season
Not surprisingly, the 2 that have been worse additionally resulted in a loss (Payments, Eagles)#FinsUp
— Ryan Smith (@PFF_RyanSmith) December 12, 2023
Will probably be troublesome, or almost unimaginable, for Miami to switch Williams. They’ve tried, with minimal success, to have Liam Eichenberg transfer over to snapping duties, however that has confirmed to have its points. McDaniel stated that Lester Cotton has been taking follow reps on the place as effectively.
Miami is now 9-4, and as an alternative of being in first place on the high of the AFC, they’re now trying within the rearview on the Chiefs and Jaguars within the standings, and the specter of the Buffalo Payments making a run on the AFC East is turning into extra actual with each passing week.
The Dolphins will tackle the New York Jets subsequent week at dwelling, a recreation for which they’re favored by 8.5 factors.