The running back position is an interesting one. While the value of the franchise quarterback has increased exponentially in recent years, we’ve seen a bit of a shift as far as RB value goes. The term “dime a dozen” gets used a lot when discussing the guys that smash head-first into the trenches 20+ times a game. With so much emphasis on the passing game, teams are less and less likely to use high draft picks or big money on a RB, though there are some exceptions.
The Miami Dolphins look to run their road record to a perfect 4-0 in Cincinnati this week as they also look for their first win against the Bengals since 2000. This will be the 19th all-time meeting between the teams, with the Fins having won 13 of the previous 18, but the Bengals were the winners the last two times they met, in December of 2007 and September of 2004.
The road has been a friendly place so far for the Dolphins, having won on all three of their previous trips away from Miami. It began with an opening week win at Buffalo, followed by a victory against Brett Favre and the Vikings in Minnesota, and was followed with an overtime win at Green Bay.