Winners and losers from the Dolphins disheartening loss to the Jaguars

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The Miami Dolphins suffered a tough loss at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars by way of a game-winning field goal by Matthew Wright.

Brian Flores’ team made plays throughout the game but just were not consistent enough to win, leading to them dropping their fifth-straight game.

The Dolphins will have a long, uncomfortable flight home from London and will have plenty of decisions to make about their future with the bye week ahead. If they don’t turn things around this could be one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history.

These are the winners and losers from Miami’s Week 6 matchup with the Jaguars.

LOSER: HC Brian Flores

Flores hasn’t had his team ready to play in these games. They have lost five straight and are one of the most penalized teams in the NFL. That blame has to go somewhere, and it should be on the shoulders of the man on top.

The head coach also had some truly mind-boggling decisions to challenge plays in the second half of this contest. Neither of those plays looked like they had a chance to be overturned after the first replay.

WINNER: WR Jaylen Waddle

The Dolphins offense has to run through Waddle. He’s very clearly their best player on that side of the ball and gets open at a tremendous rate.

It’s tough to say that 10 receptions aren’t enough for Waddle, but he wasn’t even targeted in the second quarter. Instead, they were held to just two field goals.

10 receptions for 70 yards and two touchdowns is enough to put him at the top of the list of positives.

LOSER: OC George Godsey

The play-calling in this game was a rollercoaster. They were great on the first drive when they went 75 yards and got in the end zone. However, throughout the game, there were a lot of questionable decisions.

Whether it was running screen passes on second-and-20 or running out of the shotgun on fourth-and-one with the game on the line, Godsey’s plays were undeniably incorrect.

One week after getting praise for streamlining the process, Godsey finds himself on the negative side.

WINNER: TE Mike Gesicki

Gesicki may not have found the end zone this week, but it might have been one of the better games of his career.

The tight end caught eight of nine targets for a game-high 115 yards.

When the Dolphins needed a shot down the field, Gesicki was the Dolphins’ choice. It was good to finally see him and Tagovailoa get on the same page.

LOSER: RB Myles Gaskin

After a huge game in Week 5, Gaskin regressed in this game.

Gaskin caught just two of his six targets for five yards and ran for just nine yards on five carries.

He dropped a few of these attempts that certainly could’ve helped the offense when they were struggling in the middle of the game.

WINNER: LB Jerome Baker

Baker was used more in his traditional role in this matchup. Instead of playing back in man coverage frequently, Baker was used in pass-rush situations.

He had two big pressures on Lawrence that were perfectly timed and helped keep him from making big plays. He also led the team in tackles with five.

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