Originally written on Phin Nation  |  Last updated 11/18/14
On Sunday, the Miami Dolphins will play a football game in front of Dolphins fans in Miami for the first time in just about a month.  The Dolphins haven’t played a home game since October 14th when they beat the St. Louis Rams.  Since that game, the Dolphins have traveled to New York and to Indianapolis, with a bye week mixed in.  The Dolphins need some home cookin’ and need a win in the worst way.   After a tough loss to the Colts, the Dolphins need to rebound quickly, if they want to stay in the playoff discussion. With the Colts blowing out the Jaguars, they improved to 6-3 on the season and have a strong hold on one of the AFC Wild Card sports. This win means the Dolphins need to win on Sunday against the Titans to keep pace.  The Colts, in case you were wondering, have some tough games left on their schedule; @ Patriots, vs. Texans, @ Texans, and @ Detroit.  If I had to guess, I’d say the Colts finish the year 9-7 this season.  We’ll worry about the Colts and the playoffs another day.  For now, it’s time to look at the Dolphins Gameplan for Sunday in their must win game against the Titans. Return of the Running Game The Dolphins rushing attack hasn’t been the same since Reggie Bush injured his knee in week 3 against the Jets. Reggie has shown some burst in recent week, capped by his amazing touchdown run last week against the Colts.  The Dolphins need more of that from Reggie as well as continued hard running by Daniel Thomas.  I also think the Dolphins need to mix in Lamar Miller in spots, give the kid 5-8 carries and see what he can do.  Daniel Thomas has run better of late, but he does not have home run ability.  Every time Miller touches the ball, he has the potential to break a big run. The Dolphins offensive line needs to do a better job of maintaining blocks and opening up some holes for the Dolphins runners.  What’s been wrong with the Dolphins running game?  Well, the Dolphins offensive line has failed to consistently open running lanes for Reggie Bush, which has led to him dancing in the backfield, taking losses at times. Those negative runs must be eliminated or at least reduced greatly.  The Titans rank #30 in the NFL, allowing over 140 yards per game on the ground.  This would be a nice week for the Dolphins to stay with the running game and control the clock.   (cont’d on page 2, click below) Pages: 1 2
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Wolves trade Corey Brewer to the Rockets

Yankees trade Prado to Marlins for Eovaldi in 5-player deal

Brandon Browner fined $8K for throwing Brandon Gibson to turf

Report: Sharper, NFLers called spiked drinks 'horny juice'

Rex Ryan: My wife could coach Tom Brady

Jim Harbaugh won in laser tag by 'hunting' 10-year-old kid

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Eddie Lacy is ‘very blind,’ refuses to wear goggles

Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation

NFL scouts not in love with Amari Cooper?

Report: No teams interested in trading for Lance Stephenson

It is not Chip Kelly's fault if Eagles miss playoffs

FCC declares that 'Redskins' is not obscene

Brady scares the **** out of his teammates celebrating

Longhorn Network’s yule log? Five hours of BEVO

Will a Chiefs WR finally catch a TD in Week 16?

Jon Lester and the Cubs

The Toronto Raptors reveal their new logo

Things Johnny Manziel, Browns can do to avoid a bad repeat

No. 9: What if the Bengals hired Bill Walsh?

Top 10 worst NBA related commercials of all-time

Predicting the winners of the four NFL divisions up for grabs

Game of the week: Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys

Chase Utley bids farewell to Jimmy Rollins

Are the 49ers going to rebuild or reload?

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Jon Lester and the Cubs

Report: NFL players used 'horny juice'

Top 10 worst NBA related commercials of all-time

Game of the week: Colts vs. Cowboys

Phelps gets probation for DUI

NFL coaches on hot seat in Week 16

The Roy Williams-Terrell Owens horse collar turns 10

Most underpaid NFL players in 2014

Gronk jokes about Brady compliment

In Matt Kemp, did the Dodgers find a pigeon in Padres?

Why the Saints are legit playoff threat

Impact of U.S.-Cuba relations on MLB

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.