Week three preview: Browns at Dolphins

Posted at 2:43 PM, Sep 24, 2016

With two losses already this season, the Miami Dolphins will try to turn the page against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Miami enters Sunday's tilt with an 0-2 record following two tough defeats. The Dolphins had a chance to win both games, but were ultimately on the wrong end of the final scores. Time of possession has been a major problem for the Dolphins with their opponents dominating the ball.

Even without Tom Brady on the field, the New England Patriots made things look easy for much of last week's game. Miami would attempt a comeback which made the final score closer, but it was a failed attempt. Finding the end-zone has been a struggle, and things are complicated this week with a depleted roster.

Arian Foster has been ruled out for Sunday's game after suffering a groin injury in the loss to New England. Head coach Adam Gase has not named a starter yet for the game, but it figures to be Jay Ajayi. The Dolphins will likely also give some time to Kenyan Drake who ran for a touchdown last week.

Miami will also be without Mike Pouncey once again, would which means another game with a patchwork offensive line. Ryan Tannehill has been rushed and hit often in the first two weeks. Those moments have led to too many punts and failed conversions for Miami.

The Dolphins do not know how much they will get out of DeVante Parker as the wide reciever missed some practice time this week. Parker's involvement in the offense is going to be a key for Miami to build and maintain any lead. Parker is dealing with a hamstring injury.

Cleveland is also 0-2 this year and this is the first home game of the season for the Dolphins. Those factors make Miami a favorite for the first time this season. Even with the underdog role removed, the Dolphins still may not have an easy time against the Browns. This is a game however that Miami is expected to win especially, with Cleveland's revolving door at the quarterback position.

Sunday's game will get underway at 1:00 p.m.


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