The undefeated Miami Dolphins surprisingly are atop ESPN’s newest NFL Energy Rankings — one thing nobody would have anticipated after final season’s 9-8 end.
The Dolphins (3-0) jumped 4 spots within the ballot to No. 1, which was launched Tuesday morning, adopted by the Buffalo Payments (2-1), Philadelphia Eagles (3-0), Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (2-1) and Los Angeles Rams (2-1).
The most important purpose ESPN ranked the Dolphins so excessive is the group’s spectacular begin led by the emergence of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
“Tua Tagovailoa is off to the beginning each Dolphins fan dreamed of in his third NFL season. He ranks second within the league in passing yards and is already midway to matching his profession excessive in landing passes with eight. He additionally leads the NFL in QBR and is second in yards per try. The brand new teaching employees and improved supporting forged round him appears to have unlocked the potential Miami noticed when he was drafted No. 5 general in 2020, and it’s an enormous purpose the Dolphins are the AFC’s lone unbeaten group getting into Week 4.”
Tagovailoa has posted a formidable 100-plus passer ranking in all three video games this season.
Miami, off to its first 3-0 begin since 2018, is in first place within the AFC East heading into Thursday night time’s highway recreation in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Dolphins held off the high-powered Payments, 21-19, on Sunday after rallying from a 35-14 deficit to shock the Baltimore Ravens 42-38 in Week 2.
The Dolphins and Eagles are the one two undefeated groups within the NFL.