It really does not matter who the dolphins are at this time quarterbacks.
Ryan Tannehill or Brock Osweiler?
Who cares & # 39; s?
You will not beat anyone with what suddenly looks like The worst defense in football.
Matt Burke's bunch had another stinker on Thursday.
And this time it was on national television.
Deshaun Watson lit her like a pumpkin lantern. Lamar Miller ran over her. And most notably, Adam kicked eight points down in the fourth quarter before the end.
Gases simply did not trust his defense to stop. He was right.
Finish: Texans 42, Dolphins 23.
There were so many big defensive mishaps, big ones like Miller's 58-yard carry were almost forgotten.
The dolphins had no answer for Watson, either in the bag or outside
Watson had five touchdown passes ̵
They can not cover the narrow end (Jordan Thomas had two scoring catches)
They can not dismiss the quarterback (Watson escaped a series of (19659016) More Miami Herald stories
And they have inexcusable mishaps on the back, which led to 73 and 49-yard touchdown passes.
What's the matter with Bobby McCain? Will Fuller kept running past him.
And while Xavien Howard seemed to hold OK against DeAndre Hopkins, "Nuk" still had two hits.
The Texans wiped out the dolphins in the second half and shamed them, with touchdowns on four of their first five possessions.
The Dolphins' 3-0 start? A distant memory.
They reach the mid-season for the third time in season under Gases Stewardship.
And here's why: The dolphins have allowed an absurd 167 points in their last five games.  Even w If Osweiler played like Dan Marino, it would not matter much.
And he was not a marino that night.
Osweiler did not retaliate with the team that sent him to Cleveland one year after signing a $ 72 million contract.
Instead, he proved Bill O'Brien basically right.
Osweiler completed 21 of 37 passes for 241 yards and a surveillance. Many of these values were hollow.
The first half was, frankly, funny.
The dolphins could easily catch up with 10-7.
And they had just as easily risen to 21-6  The first touchdown of the dolphins in the first half came after the Texans messed up Jason Sanders' field goal. The referee decided that defensive end Joel Heath struck John Denney in the face mask, rating a 15-yard penalty that gave Miami new life. The dolphins counted it when Kenian Drake ran 12 yards for a touchdown.
Then it was the Texans' turn to take a break. A missed defensive hold on safety Houston Mike Tyson led to an Osweiler interception. Two games later, Watson teamed with Thomas for a 13-yard touchdown pass.
But all this was just the prelude to the strangest exchange of the half: Osweiler's fumble-for-touchdown, which was not.
The two-minute practice of Dolphins seemed to be in disarray when Josh Keyes knocked Oweiler down. The ball somehow went straight back and Natrell Jamerson picked it up for an apparent touchdown. But after the check, officials decided the pass was incomplete, and Houston had to settle for a 10-10 half-time lead.
The third quarter somehow even surpassed it.
Two Watson Touchdown
One by Danny Amendola
And the old double ricochet completion for DeVante Parker
Watson's top game: a perfectly thrown 73-yard bomb on Fuller, who ran past McCain and there was nothing between him and the endzone. McCain gestured as if expecting help from Reshad Jones, but no one was there.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins scored a double pass from Amendola to Kenyan Drake and Sanders on the field goal after Parker attacked a pass. Jakeem Grant's hands were thrown loose and advanced a wild collarbone.
It was the last thing Miami went through all night.