3. The run-defense simply had no answer for the Dolphins attack
What can we even say about things up front on defense for the Giants? They couldn't do a single thing to slow down the ground game for Miami. Early on, a fumble was forced on De'Von Achane, with Xavier McKinney stripping the ball and former first-round pick Kayvon Thibodeaux there for the recovery. However, everything went downhill after that.
Achane stole the show with an incredible 76-yard TD run in the second quarter to put the Dolphins up 14-0. On that particular play, Achane showcased his sensational speed, blowing by everyone on the way to the end zone. No Giants defenders were in the right spot to try and bring him down. This was just too easy for the young RB:
Achane finished the day with 11 carries for 151 yards and his long touchdown run. In total, the Dolphins had 222 rushing yards against the Giants. There's no chance a team is ever going to be in a position to win a contest when the opposing rushing attack is having that kind of success. This just adds to the things Wink Martindale must clean up.