A weekly look at what the Miami Dolphins must fix:
What can the Dolphins fix following a 37-0 shellacking of the San Diego Chargers?
The answer is simple: Not much.
This week's "Film Don’t Lie" session for the Dolphins feels like nitpicking. Miami (5-3) played as close to a perfect game as you can in the NFL -- and it came against a talented San Diego team (5-4). The Dolphins outgained the Chargers 441-178 in total yards and were terrific in all three phases.
But there is one small area of concern for Miami that's shown up in recent weeks. The Dolphins' kicking game hasn't been stellar. Miami second-year kicker Caleb Sturgis missed a 45-yard attempt wide right at the end of the first half with a chance to go up 23-0. It was the fourth field goal attempt Sturgis has missed in eight games, and even a few of his made kicks haven't looked smooth.
In the grand scheme of Sunday's blowout, Sturgis' missed field goal didn't mean much. But there will be times this season when the Dolphins are locked in a close game and will need Sturgis to be reliable and accurate in key moments. If Miami is to stay in the playoff hunt in December, it cannot afford to have issues in the kicking game.