Originally posted on sun-sentinel.com  |  Last updated 10/31/11
Legendary rapper Jay-Z put it best when he declared “Men lie, women lie, but numbers don’t.” The hip-hop icon was addressing his influence on pop culture while accepting an AMA award in 2009, but the same applies to sports, especially football. Good teams general have respectable, if not favorable overall statistics. The bad ones – the team’s with disappointing record - typically have dismal stats. When we examine some of the Miami Dolphins’ statistics seven games into the season the findings are quite troubling, but not surprising. They hint at just how bad the 2011 winless Dolphins are, and provide some evidence for the fingers of blame being passed out. This is the second straight week the Dolphins have the worst third down efficiency rating in the NFL. Third down just so happens to be the most critical down in the NFL…. The Dolphins are now 23-of-89 on third downs. That means Miami is converting 25.8% on that critical down. Opponents converting 41% vs Phins…. The Dolphins’ cumul...
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