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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Miami Dolphins

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Miami Dolphins rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 9 roundup for the Dolphins in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 14

According to TruMedia, they delivered the most dominant defensive performance of the season on a per-snap basis in their win against the Rams. Brian Flores put on a clinic, scheming up free pass rushers and positioning his players for four takeaways. The Dolphins have taken over the top spot in pass defense and are sixth in overall defense. Miami is 4-3 with a fun matchup at Arizona looming.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 13

They won Tua Tagovailoa's first start, but it wasn't because of him. They face a tough road test this week at Arizona.

USA Today -- Rank: 14

Well look who's allowing the fewest points in the league (18.6 ppg). It's also first time in six years Miami has won by 10+ points in three successive games.

ESPN -- Rank: 17

Reason for optimism: Brian Flores' defense

The Dolphins have the NFL's top-ranked scoring defense (18.6 points per game allowed). Yes, those Miami Dolphins. Flores' defense is confusing and pressuring offenses in a way that is making teams respect the Dolphins. After an 0-7 start to the Flores era, the Dolphins have gone 9-7 (including 4-3 in 2020). Dolphins fans, it seems you've got the right coach. -- Cameron Wolfe

NFL.com -- Rank: 16

The starting debut of Tua Tagovailoa was supposed to be the story of the day for the Dolphins on Sunday, but the first-round pick ended up taking a backseat to a defense and special teams that buried the Rams with impact plays. The Miami D forced four Jared Goff turnovers in the first half, and the Dolphins scored on defense and special teams, coasting to a 28-17 win despite being outgained in total yardage to a laughable degree (471-145). Setting aside the high yardage total, Goff and the Rams' offense struggled to handle a pass rush that consistently brought pressure. The Dolphins will put their three-game winning streak on the line this Sunday in Arizona. Measuring Stick Game.

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