Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 12/2/12
Jeff Howe's column in the Boston Herald this morning points out something very interesting about the Dolphins.They may be ranked seventh in the NFL against the run, but that doesn't tell the whole story.The Dolphins were excellent against the run in their first five games, and that’s why their place in the season-long pecking order is so high. They allowed 61.4 rushing yards per game in that span, which was the best mark in the NFL.But lately, their front seven has been mighty generous, surrendering an average of 126.2 rushing yards in their last six games, which is the 11th most in that stretch.That's a good sign for a Patriots offense that still ranks sixth in the league in rushing and has been held under 100 yards total only three times this season.It might also be a good sign for Stevan Ridley to get back to some dominating performances. He hasn't reached 100 yards himself since an October 28th game against the St. Louis Rams.Still, criticizing the Dolphins run defense isn't fai...
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