The Dolphins DST unit did not prove capable of slowing the Steelers down much Sunday, in a 34-28 win in Week 14.
The Dolphins surrendered 412 yards of total offense to the Steelers, and only Antonio Brown stepping out of bounds on a desperation final play kept the Steelers under 30 points -- and the Dolphins on top.
The Dolphins forced just one turnover in the game, on a strip sack of Ben Roethlisberger. They sacked Roethlisberger three times in total, while allowing him to throw three touchdowns without an interception.
The Dolphins struggled with the Steelers' passing game Sunday, and things only get more difficult in Week 15. The Patriots and Tom Brady head to Miami next Sunday for the teams' second matchup of the season.
Vincent Brown, Eddie Royal do little in Week 14 win
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Chargers wide receivers Vincent Brown and Eddie Royal both failed to make an impact during Sunday's win over the Giants in Week 14.
Brown was targeted four times and finished with three catches for 30 yards while Royal caught three of the four passes thrown his way for only 13 yards. Royal has not been targeted more than four times over his last four games. Brown has just 46 yards combined over his last two games.
The Chargers will travel to Denver for a Week 15 showdown against the Broncos on Thursday night.
Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks was a chief contributor to the win over the Lions on Sunday. He not only recovered a fumble, but he also registered five tackles and led his team with two passes defensed.
Falcons kicker Matt Bryant, who had multiple field goals in each of his previous three games, saw that streak come to an end Week 14 at Green Bay. In fact, he didn't have a single field goal, missing his only attempt -- a 52-yarder -- in the fourth quarter. He did have three extra points, though.
The three points were the fewest Bryant has scored in a game all season. He'll look to bounce back Week 15 against the Redskins.
Antonio Gates racks up 50 yards in win over Giants
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Chargers tight end Antonio Gates turned in a decent performance during Sunday's contest against the Giants in Week 14.
Gates got off to a fast start as he caught passes for 4, 8, 15 and 23 yards in the first half. With the game in hand, Gates was not asked to much in the second half, as he was held without a grab in the final two quarters. He caught four of the six passes thrown his way for 50 yards in a 37-14 victory.
Gates has not had more than 52 receiving yards over his last four games. He'll look to stay productive in Week 15 against the Broncos in Denver.
The Falcons got small contributions from reserve running backs Jason Snelling and Patrick DiMarco Week 14 at Green Bay. Snelling had one carry for minus-2 yards and one catch for 2. DiMarco had one catch for 7.
Snelling has had no more than two touches in any his last three games. DiMarco has only five all season.
Falcons backup running back Jacquizz Rodgers, who had just five touches in each of his previous two games, got double that Week 14 at Green Bay, but it didn't improve his productivity. He finished with seven carries for 14 yards and three catches for 33.
Rodgers became involved in the passing game only after the Falcons fell behind in the fourth quarter, catching all three of his passes on the team's final two drives. He has averaged just 1.8 catches in his last four games after averaging 5.2 in his previous six.
Two Browns linebackers do their job against Patriots
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Browns linebackers D'Qwell Jackson and Paul Kruger can't be blamed for the galling blown victory Sunday at New England.
Jackson finished with a team-high nine tackles and added an interception 25 yards downfield in a first half dominated by Cleveland. Kruger, who had not registered a sack in the last five games, had two to go along with two TFLs and a pass defensed.