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Watch the best plays from the week 11 matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins.
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns and Patrick Murray kicked a 35-yard field goal with four seconds remaining.

Buccaneers 30

Dolphins 20 
The Baltimore Ravens defense was unstoppable as they scored twice and pitched a shutout in a huge 40-0 win against the Miami Dolphins in last night!

D-D-D-DEFENSE! 
The Miami Dolphins (tried to) take on the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8 of NFL action. 

The Ravens shut them down. 

Ravens 40

Dolphins 0
Watch the best plays from the week 7 matchup between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins.
Matt Moore threw two touchdown passes in the final 12 minutes. It was a comeback win!

Dolphins 31

Jets 28 
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry forces his way into the end zone against the New England Patriots in Week 17!
kgvikings just scored 777 points in Scrambled Legs!
Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore finds wide receiver Jarvis Landry for the 66-yard TD!
Poll: Who is the best backup QB in the NFL?

We all know that quarterback is most important position in the NFL.

But what happens if your starter is sidelined?

You'd better hope that your backup QB can handle the spotlight or your playoff drive will go down in flames.

So, which team has the best Plan B waiting in the wings?

Washington Redskins - Kirk Cousins
In the past two season, Cousins filled in for RGIII in eight games and thrown for 1,320 yards and eight TDs. With the Redskins awesome offensive weapons, this talented up-and-comer would have plenty of help.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Mike Glennon
Glennon was thrust into the starting job as a rookie last year and performed admirably, throwing 19 TDs against just 9 INTs. Not bad, rookie!

Miami Dolphins - Matt Moore
Moore is an experienced NFL starter with 33 career TDs, just what you want in a back-up.

New York Jets - Michael Vick
Vick is a four-time Pro-Bowler with over 21,000 yards and 128 TDs passing, and another 5,800 yards and 36 TDs rushing. You definitely want that kind of experience and talent as your insurance policy, but how much does Vick have left in the tank?

In a game where both teams sat key players, Dallas dominated the first half on the strong running of unheralded RB Phillip Tanner and a 75-yard interception return for a TD by LB Devonte Holloman.     The Dolphins were able to close the gap in the second half thanks to TD passes from their backup QBs Matt Moore and Pat Devlin, but the Cowboys held on the win the game 24-20.

In a game where both teams sat key players, Dallas dominated the first half on the strong running of unheralded RB Phillip Tanner and a 75-yard interception return for a TD by LB Devonte Holloman.  

 

The Dolphins were able to close the gap in the second half thanks to TD passes from their backup QBs Matt Moore and Pat Devlin, but the Cowboys held on the win the game 24-20.

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Poll. Who do you think should have been the Dolphins starter?

One week ago the Miami Doplphins chose to start Ryan Tannehill over Matt Moore. While many fans are happy with that decision, I disagree.

Ryan Tannehill was a wide reciever in college and then switched to quarterback. He needs time to learn behind the veteran Matt Moore. Last year Moore was 6-3 as a starter after Chad Henne got hurt, and the Dolphins got off to an 0-7 start.

After trading away Brandon Marshall and cutting Chad Johnson, the Dolphins don't look to be much better this year. Why throw Ryan Tannehill under the bus when he is so young and has so much potential? Yes Joe Philbin is a first year coach, so both quarterbacks are learning a new system, but this is the NFL and it's different than college. Give Ryan some time, let the Dolphins settle in and then put him in.

Ryan Tannehill will be a great quarterback, just not now!

 

Jake

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

 

Poll. Which of the following non-Playoff team is the best squad?

Every year when the NFL Playoffs begins it seems that a few really good teams are left out in the cold. This year is no exception as there are several teams that for whatever reason will be sitting home watching the games on TV. Here are our picks for the best teams that didn't make it to the Playoffs!

Arizona Cardinals (8-8)
The Cardinals were another team that started slow but came on just a little to late to make into the Playoffs. The finished the season on the 5-1 run, sparked in large part to the amazing punt returns of rookie sensation Patrick Peterson.
Key Players
- Larry Fitzgerald - WR (1411 yards, Pro Bowl Selection)
- Beanie Wells - RB (1047 yards, 10 TDs)
- Patrick Peterson - DB (4 Punt Return TDs, 2 Ints)

Chicago Bears (8-8)
This is one this years biggest “what if” teams. At the mid-point of the season there was talk about them being a Super Bowl contender, but then the injury bug hit them and that was all she wrote.
Key Players
- Jay Cutler - QB (13 Tds – 85.7 QB Rating)
- Matt Forte - RB (1,383 All-Purpose Yards, Pro Bowl Selection)
- Lance Briggs - LB (100 Tackles)


Miami Dolphins (6-10)
After a rough 0-7 start the Dolphins inserted Matt Moore into the starting QB role and finished on a 6-3 run. Not to mention they also have the 3rd best run Defense in the entire NFL.
Key Players
- Brandon Marshall - WR (1,214 Yard - Pro-Bowl Selection)
- Reggie Bush - RB (1,382 All-Purpose Yards)
- Cameron Wake - LB (8.5 Sack, Pro Bowl Selection)


San Diego Chargers (8-8)
The Charger had their typical end of the season hot streaks going 4-1 in the final 5 games to tie for the best record in the AFC West. They missed out due to the Broncos’ tiebreaker advantage.
Key Players
- Philip Rivers - QB (4,624 Yards – 28 TDs - Pro Bowl Selection)
- Ryan Matthews - RB (1,546 All-Purpose Yards)
- Eric Weddle - S (League Leading 7 Ints.)

Tennessee Titans (9-7)
The Titans literally just missed making it to the playoff on a tiebreaker after beating the Texans on the final Sunday of the season. The ended their season on a 5-1 run.
Key Players
- Matt Hasselbeck - QB (61.6% Completions 82.4 QB Rating)
- Chris Johnson - RB (1,046 Yards)
- Michael Griffin - FS (75 Tackles, Pro Bowl Selection)

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When this NFL season started QB Matt Moore’s name was not likely on anyone’s short list for this year’s Pro Bowl roster. But things have changed and you need to pay attention to this guy. Since taking over as starting QB for the Dolphins he has completed 61.9 percent of his passes thrown for 1,769 yards with nine Tds. He even has a 87.6 quarterback rating, making him the tenth in the league. He has become one of the main reasons for the Dolphins remarkable resurgence, w

When this NFL season started QB Matt Moore’s name was not likely on anyone’s short list for this year’s Pro Bowl roster. But things have changed and you need to pay attention to this guy.

Since taking over as starting QB for the Dolphins he has completed 61.9 percent of his passes thrown for 1,769 yards with nine Tds. He even has a 87.6 quarterback rating, making him the tenth in the league. He has become one of the main reasons for the Dolphins remarkable resurgence, winning 4 of their last 5 after starting the season 0-7!

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From zero to hero, this Dolphins QB must be watched. Need convincing?

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After the Dolphins have won 3 out their last 4 games and came really close on Thanksgiving to upsetting the Cowboys, they are still looking for respect. Over 70% of NFLRushers are giving the Raiders the edge this Sunday when they travel to Miami.  Before the Thanksgiving game, the Dolphins had not given up a TD in 3 straight games. That is a defense that is playing inspired football.With offensive weapons like RB Reggie Bush and WR Brandon Marshall surging as of late and QB Matt Moo

After the Dolphins have won 3 out their last 4 games and came really close on Thanksgiving to upsetting the Cowboys, they are still looking for respect. Over 70% of NFLRushers are giving the Raiders the edge this Sunday when they travel to Miami.  Before the Thanksgiving game, the Dolphins had not given up a TD in 3 straight games. That is a defense that is playing inspired football.

With offensive weapons like RB Reggie Bush and WR Brandon Marshall surging as of late and QB Matt Moore playing out of his mind, this team looks like the complete package.

Hey Raiders! You're on Upset Alert!

This week's upset is more about perception than actual play on the field. 60 percent of NFLRUSHers pick the Bills over the Dolphins. The Bills started the season hot, winning their first 3 games. Since then, the Bills have gone 2-4 including losses in both of their last 2 games. On the flip side, the Dolphins are surging after winning their last 2 games. Dolphins RB Reggie Bush and QB Matt Moore have stepped up on offense and the defense has been great. They have not allowed a TD in the
This week's upset is more about perception than actual play on the field. 60 percent of NFLRUSHers pick the Bills over the Dolphins. The Bills started the season hot, winning their first 3 games. Since then, the Bills have gone 2-4 including losses in both of their last 2 games. On the flip side, the Dolphins are surging after winning their last 2 games. Dolphins RB Reggie Bush and QB Matt Moore have stepped up on offense and the defense has been great. They have not allowed a TD in the last 8 quarters. If the Dolphins win this week it will be 3 in a row and we in the business call that a winning steak.

Hey Bills! You're on Upset Alert!

Fantasy

Hot Fantasy Pick:

Matt Moore - QB Panthers

Panthers Beat 49ers For Their First Win, 23-20

The Carolina Panthers fought hard for their first win of the season, using a last-minute field goal to beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-20.

Panthers QB Matt Moore has a great game, throwing for 308 yards and 2 touchdowns.

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Hot Fantasy Pick:

Matt Moore - QB Panthers

Panthers vs. Giants

Giants QB Eli Manning looks to get back on the Super Bowl path against the Panthers in the first-ever game at the New Meadowlands stadium. Look for Manning to go to reliable all-pro wide-receiver Steve Smith early and often.

For the Panthers, QB Matt Moore takes over as the starter and will look to throw his own Steve Smith at wide-receiver. Panther running-back Jonathan Stewart will help out on the ground.

With the 25th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select . . . who? Who will the Ravens pick? With pick number 25, I think Baltimore should take TE Jermaine Gresham from Oklahoma. The Ravens need a young tight end like him. Todd Heap has been injured the past few years, but came back strong last year. If Baltimore can put a dynamic tight end on the other side of Heap, the Raven's run game as well will be a lot stronger. The same thing would be true for their play-action game, as Gresham can run short screens and pick up a lot of 1st downs that way. He can also run the deep route and create mismatches in the secondary. At 6'4" and 261 lbs, he's bigger than most corners, but he's faster than most linebackers.

 

Other NFL news and notes:

Santonio Holmes was traded to the Jets! Everyone better watch out for New York next year. The Jets are building up a great squad.

Donovan McNabb was traded to the Redskins! That controversial move addresses one of Washington's big needs.

Brandon Marshall was traded from Denver to Miami for 2 second round picks (in 2010 and 2011).

In the wake of that, Ted Ginn Jr. was traded from the Dolphins to the 49ers for a 5th round pick.

 

Now, for some draft analysis!

 

Pick number seventeen: Carolina Panthers (Pick traded to SF)

Last year's record: 8-8

Analysis: The Panthers had a wake-up call last year. Jake Delhomme is gone now, and Carolina has an inexperienced QB at the helm in Matt Moore. They also need a bit of help on the defensive end. So, the Panthers need to get this in the Draft. . .

Positions needed: QB, DB, LB and TE

 

Pick number eighteen: Pittsburgh Steelers

Last year's record: 9-7

Analysis: The Steelers have had a bad offseason. After more allegations against QB Ben Roethlisberger, he will be suspended by the league. Santonio Holmes was suspended for the first 4 games of this upcoming season and subsequently traded to the Jets for a paltry 4th round draft pick. Since they couldn't get more, for Holmes, they need to get. . .

Positions needed: WR, DB, TE and RB

 

Pick number nineteen: Atlanta Falcons:

Last year's record: 9-7

Analysis: The Falcons are building a good young team down in "Hotlanta". It makes it tough to get a playoff berth when you're in the same division as the Saints, but watch out for Atlanta in years to come. To keep on building, they need to get. . .

Positions needed: OL, DL, LB and TE

KC

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Giants Last Game At Stadium Ends Playoff Hopes
The final game for the Giants in Giants Stadium was a blowout loss to the Carolina Panthers and also proved to be a game in which the Giants were elimated from the hunt for the 2009 NFC Playoffs. The New York Giants and New York Jets both share the same stadium. The Jets will play the final NFL game in Giants Stadium next week. In 2010, both teams will share a brand new stadium located just across the parking lot from where they play now.
Panthers QB Matt Moore threw 3 TD passes while RB James Stewart ran for a whopping 206 yards and a TD in the blowout win for the Panthers.
Hot Fantasy Pick:
James Stewart - RB Panthers
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Panthers Close Book On Bucs
The Panthers were without starting QB Jake Delhomme and RB DeAngelo Williams so they relied on backup QB Matt Moore and their other star RB Jonathan Stewart to produce the win. The Panthers rushing attack didn't miss a step as Stewart ran for 120 yards and a TD.
Tampa Bay couldn't seem to get it together offensively as they were only able to score 2 field goals throughout the game. QB Josh Freeman's 5 interceptions didn't help things but he still threw for 321 yards in the loss.
Hot Fantasy Pick:
Jonathan Stewart - RB Panthers
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SATURDAY  NIGHT FOOTBALL - WEEK 16

Marion Barber
RB Marion Barber celebrates a TD in the Cowboys win over the Panthers.

Cowboys vs Panthers
Dallas (13-2) vs. Carolina (6-9)

It was a close game the whole way through. The Cowboys took an early lead and held a 17-7 advantage after the first half. The Panthers managed a field goal in the 3rd quarter and went into the 4th quarter down by 7. After a Cowboys field goal, the Panthers charged down and kicker John Kasay made a 25-yard field goal to pull the Panthers back, within 7 with 3:01 left in the game. That was as close as the Panthers would come, as the Cowboys ran the clock out to get the win, 20-13.

STAND-OUT PLAYERS:

Cowboys: QB Tony Romo completed 38 of 42 passes for 257 yards with 1 TD and 1 interception.

RB Marion Barber rushed for 110 yards with 1 TD and added 16 yards receiving.

WR Terrell Owens pulled in 48 receiving yards and 1 TD.

Panthers: QB Matt Moore completed 15 of 28 passes for 182 yards with 1 TD and 1 interception.

RB DeAngelo Williams rushed for 60 yards.

WR Steve Smith racked up 137 yards receiving with 1 TD.


CLOCK CONTROL

The Cowboys held an 18 minute advantage in time of possession.


KEY INJURIES

The Cowboys had many injuries including nose tackle Jay Ratliff, CB Terrence Newman, LB Bradie James, who all returned, and WR Terrell Owens who did not return due to an ankle sprain.