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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Miami Dolphins

Throughout the 2021 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 5 roundup for the Dolphins in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 26

Biggest surprise: Poor offensive play

Why it's a surprise: Name the offensive category and the Dolphins are either near or at the bottom of the NFL's rankings. Entering Monday night, Miami was 31st in scoring, 31st in total yards, 30th in first downs, 30th in passing yards, 26th in rushing yards -- need I go on? Tua Tagovailoa's current stint on injured reserve has not helped, but even he can't single-handedly solve Miami's offensive woes. The Dolphins' offensive line also ranks 29th in pass block win rate and has given up the fourth most sacks -- despite seeing the eighth fewest blitzes in the league. It has been a surprisingly horrendous start to the season for a team that had playoff aspirations in 2021. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques

NFL.com -- Rank: 26

This was supposed to be the season Miami put it all together and became a power player in the AFC. Four games into the season, the only thing remarkable about this team is how mediocre it is. The Dolphins welcomed a winless Colts team into their building on Sunday and were thoroughly outplayed in all phases of a 27-17 defeat. The Fins, losers of three straight since their season-opening win in Foxborough, have been outscored 62-17 in two home losses. Up next is a daunting road matchup against Tom Brady and the defending champion Bucs. If it's not crisis time in Miami, it's getting close to it.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 26

Without Tua Tagovailoa, they are so limited on offense. Jacoby Brissett just can't get it going in his place. At 1-3, they now head to Tampa for a tough game against the Bucs.

USA Today -- Rank: 26

Their next three games are in Florida -- Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami -- though it's worth noting Fins haven't won in the Sunshine State since December.

The Athletic -- Rank: 26

Miami managed a paltry 35 yards rushing against the Colts, which was the lowest total of the season until the Patriots ran for minus-1 yard Sunday night. Tua Tagovailoa's absence isn't excuse enough for how much of a mess the Dolphins' offense is at the moment. Now, with Will Fuller on the shelf, it doesn't promise to get much better before this week's trip to Tampa Bay.

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