Going to Soldier Field in the NFL is never an easy task, but the Miami Dolphins took control in the game early on Sunday to beat Chicago 27-14. As the 27 points indicate, Miami’s offense got back on track in a big way. Ryan Tannehill led the way, and all those talks of him possibly losing his job can stop for this week.
The arm was sharp and accurate from the very beginning. Tannehill threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns to finish with one of the most efficient days of any quarterback in fantasy football. He completed 25 of his 32 passes, which allowed him to finish with a robust 123.6 quarterback rating.
People don’t think of Tannehill as a huge threat on the ground, but he ran for 48 yards against Chicago as well. The major blow on the ground came on a 4th-and-1 in the third quarter, as he ran for 30 yards to keep the drive alive.
Tannehill isn’t perfect just yet, as he still holds onto the ball a little too long and he can force the issue occasionally. However, the Miami Dolphins have to realize after this performance that those talks of him getting replaced are a bit much. Chicago is a below-average team on defense, but it is still difficult to go on the road in the NFL and play that efficiently. Perhaps they do not trust him enough to be the long-term quarterback for the team, but he is going to get a chance to play out this season and see how things go. It is difficult to obtain a fantasy football star at quarterback, so Miami just might realize that they have to make it work with Tannehill. If he can have more weeks like he did in week 7, they will be more than happy with those results.