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The Dolphins and Ravens are in pretty rough shape this week. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)
DAVIE—For those growing tired of the diluted quality of play in Thursday Night Football games, brace yourselves for what’s coming this week.
The Dolphins and Ravens will meet in Baltimore on Thursday, coming three days after both of them played in different cities (Miami was home; the Ravens were at Minnesota). And neither looks like it’s in good shape health-wise, most notably the Dolphins missing starting quarterback Jay Cutler.
But it’s way more than Cutler. Combined, the two teams listed a total of 28 players on their injury reports today.
For the Dolphins, they plan on going forward with Matt Moore while Cutler recovers from multiple fractured ribs.
The offensive line tasked with protecting Moore has four of its five starters on the injury report. Left tackle Laremy Tunsil is the biggest concern after leaving Sunday’s game with a knee problem, though coach Adam Gase said today there’s a good chance he’ll be able to p
Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi, who had 130 yards in Atlanta, received one more reason to celebrate a week later. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
DAVIE — Dolphins players arrived back at work Monday morning to find a little surprise waiting in their locker.
Well, it wasn’t a total surprise. After the Dolphins rallied to stun the Atlanta Falcons a week ago, coach Adam Gase informed the team everyone was getting a game ball. Gase made good on his promise Monday, and he did it in style.
Waiting in each locker was a wrapped game ball with the date, site, score and opponent embossed on the ball — along with the corresponding player’s name in large lettering.
It didn’t take much imagination to picture many of those balls going under glass and becoming a conversation piece.
Defensive end Terrence Fede loved the concept.
“If we have a great game all together, it should always be like that, right?” he said. “It was a whole group effort.”
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Cody Parkey has made all eight of his field goal tries this season. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)
DAVIE—The Jupiter Juggernaut knows no fear. It meant nothing to Cody Parkey that he went nearly all of Sunday’s game against the Jets without kicking a field goal, then was ushered out for a 39-yarder to win it with 26 seconds left. On top of that, the playing field at Hard Rock Stadium had significantly deteriorated by that point.
Nonetheless, he was at ease.
Parkey nailed the kick to give the Dolphins a 31-28 victory, making it three game winners for him since joining his childhood team a week before the season began.
“I don’t think about it much,” he said. “Whether it’s an extra point or a field goal, I just go out there saying, ‘Put it through,’ and go through my routine. It definitely gets your confidence going after you hit a few of them.
“It’s cool to make those kicks and help your team out. I just go in every week trying to do what I can. Whatever I’ve done in the past doesn’t matter anymore. Now I move on t
Jesse Davis was actively trying to get Laremy Tunsil back in the game even though that would send Davis back to the bench. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)
DAVIE—Here’s some proof that the Dolphins’ offensive line means it when they say they’re like a family.
In the second half of Sunday’s 31-28 win over the Jets, left tackle Laremy Tunsil was doing everything he could to get his left knee feeling good enough for him to reenter the game. Meanwhile, Jesse Davis was getting the biggest opportunity of his career: playing in Tunsil’s spot.
Tunsil was riding a stationary bike and grimacing, then he’d stop and see if he could move around well on the knee. Davis, despite the fortuitous situation he was in with Tunsil out, went over and helped him work on lineman drills to test it out. Davis was essentially playing a scout team role of a defensive end while Tunsil practiced blocking him to see if he felt right.
“He was wanting to go back in, so I said, ‘Let’s do some pass sets and see how you feel before you go out there,’
Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler exited Sunday’s game against the New York Jets in pain after taking a shot to his ribs.According to head coach Adam Gase, the hit resulted in “multiple cracked ribs” for the quarterback, who isn’t expected to play this upcoming week, which is a short one for the Fins. Thankfully for Miami, Matt Moore was fantastic in reserve at home Sunday against the Jets. He passed for 188 yards and two touchdowns, leading the team to score 17 unanswered points in a comeback win in the fourth quarter.Moore will need to be sharp on the road this Thursday against a tough Baltimore defense that has forced 15 takeaways this year, second-most in the NFL. A healthy dose of Jay Ajayi could also help the backup quarterback engineer a winning game plan against a vulnerable Ravens team that has dropped four out of its last five games.