The Miami Dolphins are a tough team to figure out. When they were losing four of their first five games, with the only win coming in overtime against the hapless Browns, they looked like one of the very worst teams in football. Now, they’ve knocked off a tough and experienced Pittsburgh Steelers team and came back to beat the surging Buffalo Bills on Sunday, 28-25.
All the players are largely the same for Miami as they’ve been all season; the only major difference is that running back Jay Ajayi somehow turned into a superhero.
Ajayi ran for 214 yards on 28 carries, the second straight game in which he’s broken the 200-yard barrier. That double has only been done by three other running backs, all of whom were generational talents — Earl Campbell, O.J. Simpson and Ricky Williams. To have Ajayi join that exclusive club is a shocker, considering he’s a second-year player who was drafted in the fifth round and was supposed to be supplanted by free agent pickup Arian Foster.