It’s easy to call it a trap game. A more accurate portrayal would be the Dolphins are simply playing better than the Panthers at the moment.
The Dolphins are up 16-6 at the half, making the Panthers look like anything but a team on a six-game winning streak.
The Panthers weaknesses are being exposed at once, as they don’t have the personnel to cover the deep passing game or protect their quarterback.
They’ve allowed quarterback Cam Newton to be sacked twice and pressured often, and have opened the door for Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace to be a factor for nearly the first time this season.
Wallace has 110 yards on two catches, as the Panthers don’t have anyone in their secondary who can cover him alone. The Dolphins haven’t been able to take advantage of Wallace often this year, but today, he’s earning his money.