2. The Miami Dolphins running backs are not quite 100%
When the Miami Dolphins offense is firing on all cylinders, they have four of the fastest skill players in the NFL. As we noted, Jaylen Waddle is already down, and two of the others have injuries as well.
Raheem Mostert has been the man in the backfield, but he left against the Dallas Cowboys with an ankle and knee issue. Mostert said that he expects to play, and all reports suggest he will, but he has not practiced yet, and his status is up in the air.
His backup, Devon Achane, was more dynamic than he was for a small portion of the season. After a three-game run when he averaged 12 carries for 151 yards per game, a toe injury put him on the IR. Since then, he has played four games in which he averages ten carries for 44 yards. He was never going to be as dynamic as that first small show, but that is a bit of a drop-off.
The Baltimore Ravens' pass defense shut down and disrupted Brock Purdy for four interceptions. However, Christian McCaffrey and the run game had its moments against this defense. The status of the Dolphins' backs will be big because if this team can run the football, they are going to be able to be dangerous.