Dolphins fans will be treated to a lot more fireworks on Sunday night, as the Miami Dolphins host the Houston Texans.
Here’s what you need to know about the game.
Dolphins’ Josh McCown gets off to a hot start against Texans article The Dolphins offense has been struggling mightily this season.
McCown hasn’t been great in his first two starts against the Texans, completing just 10 of 27 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown.
But the Dolphins’ offensive line has been much better against the run.
After allowing just one rush for 40 yards and two sacks in Week 2, Miami’s defense held the Texans to just 19 rushing yards and six first downs.
It was a very good performance by the Dolphins, especially given that they’re facing a team that is currently sitting in the bottom half of the league in rushing defense.
McCoutys defense was so good against the Chiefs last week that he got the start for the Texans.
The Dolphins are playing their second game in a row at NRG Stadium, and they’ve been playing well.
What the Dolphins defense could look like vs. Houston: With the Dolphins offense struggling, it’s not surprising that McCown has struggled.
The Miami defense has allowed a league-high 31 sacks and more than 100 points per game.
The Texans have also been stout against the pass, allowing a league high 29 touchdown passes and only seven interceptions.
If the Dolphins want to win on Sunday, they’ll need to go to a more explosive offense, and that starts with McCown.
The good news is that the Dolphins have a lot of firepower on offense.
In the Dolphins secondary, Cameron Wake is one of the best cover corners in the league.
The other corner in the secondary is safety Don Jones, who is second on the team with 11 interceptions.
The secondary also features linebacker Landon Collins and cornerback Koa Misi.
Is this a good night for Miami?
Miami has lost four straight games, but the Dolphins are coming off a bye week.
They’ll be able to start this game with a big lead.
They’re averaging just under 24 points per contest.
The game is also scheduled to be a rematch of last season, when the Dolphins lost to the Chargers in overtime at home.
It’ll be interesting to see how much pressure McCown puts on his receivers.
The Chargers have allowed the second-most receptions to wide receivers in the NFL, with seven, but they have allowed just seven touchdowns to receivers.
If McCown can keep his hands in the air, the Dolphins will be able keep it close, and he should have a very easy time completing passes to the deep middle of the field.
What to watch for in this game: The Dolphins will likely get the first shot at the game ball.
The Patriots are currently the only team that has played the Dolphins in a regular-season game, but it’s possible that Miami will get a chance to win.
If Miami doesn’t win this game, they will have to play the next one.
The team has won five straight games against the Patriots, and Miami is 9-0 in those games.