- The Miami Dolphins are having more fun than any other team in the NFL.
- On Sunday, the Dolphins opened up the scoring against the Bengals with a touchdown pass to rookie defensive lineman Christian Wilkins.
- On their next drive, Miami pulled off an impressive flea flicker to put themselves in position to score again.
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The Miami Dolphins season was essentially over before it even started, but in Week 16, the team is still having more fun than any other team in the NFL.
Tied 0-0 with the Cincinnati Bengals and knocking on the door of the end zone, head coach Brian Flores dialed up a bit of trickery for the Dolphins offense.
Rookie defensive end Christian Wilkins came in as a fullback for the team’s goal line package, but rather than act as a lead blocker, Wilkins broke out into the open field and looked to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for a pass.
Fitzpatrick connected with Wilkins, who made the catch on the one-yard line, fumbled the ball into the end zone, and then fell on the ball to recover for the touchdown. It wasn’t the prettiest play of the year, but it was a superb big-guy touchdown.
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The Dolphins would keep the trickery going from there. On their next drive, Miami would pull off an impressive flea-flicker, with DeVante Parker reeling in an underthrown ball from Fitzpatrick for a 51-yard gain.
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The Dolphins would score another touchdown three plays later to take an early 14-0 lead.
Despite their 3-11 record, the Dolphins have been having fun in recent weeks, including pulling off the trick play of the season in a win against the Philadelphia Eagles.
With plenty of assets heading into the 2020 draft, the Dolphins could be an interesting team to watch next year.
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