Dolphins vs. Steelers 2017 picks and predictions: Pittsburgh is huge favorite in Wild Card round - SBNation.com
That game saw quarterback Ryan Tannehill throw for 252 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions, but as a team the Dolphins put up a massive 222 rushing yards. Ajayi led the way with the bulk of the yards, totaling 204 yards on 25 carries, including a 62-yard run. Ajayi also had a pair of touchdowns on the ground.
Ben Roethlisberger was rattled and unable to keep up with the production put forward by Ajayi. Roethlisberger completed 19 of 34 passes for 189 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in Miami. Le’Veon Bell had just 53 yards rushing and the Steelers only managed to break 100 yards rushing because wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey broke a 60-yard run.
Ajayi has rushed for 200 yards three times this season. He hasn’t quite kept up that pace, though a couple weeks back he had another 200-yard game against the Buffalo Bills. On top of that, Tannehill is out with a knee injury, leaving backup Matt Moore to get the start. So the Steelers will go into Sunday’s game focused on preventing Ajayi from eating up those massive chunks of yardage once again.