Osweiler (back) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, the Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. Osweiler was a late addition to the Dolphins' Week 16 injury report, but he'll be available to back up Ryan Tannehill on Sunday, while fellow QB David Fales is among the team's inactives.
Osweiler completed 23 of 37 pass attempts for 213 yards and one interception during Sunday's 31-12 loss to the Packers. He also lost a fumble. Osweiler generated just one play longer than 25 yards on the day as he finished averaging an underwhelming 5.8 yards per attempt. He lost a fumble on the opening drive as his team moved into Green Bay territory and threw an interception in his own end in the third quarter. Osweiler is averaging just 208 passing yards per game over the last four and hasn't thrown a touchdown in any of his last three. He'll enjoy a much-needed bye next week before facing the Colts in Week 12.
Osweiler seems likely to get another start Week 10 in Green Bay, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. Osweiler was essentially a non-factor in Sunday's 13-6 win over the Jets, completing 15 of 24 pass attempts for 139 yards. His overall performance the past four weeks has been thoroughly mediocre, but he's at least kept Miami in the wild-card race while Ryan Tannehill recovers from a shoulder injury. It makes sense for the team to keep Tannehill out until after a Week 11 bye, but coach Adam Gase said he won't make an announcement until Wednesday.
Osweiler is expected to receive another start Sunday against the Jets with Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) having yet to resume throwing a football as of Wednesday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. The Dolphins have yet to confirm the assignment, but it looks very much like Osweiler will earn his fourth consecutive start in Week 9. Osweiler took a step back in the Dolphins' 42-23 loss to the Texans in Week 8, but he'll have a good opportunity to rebound Sunday against a Jets squad that has dropped two straight games and is allowing an average of 259.8 passing yards per contest.
Osweiler completed 21 of 37 passes for 241 yards and an interception during Miami's 42-23 loss to the Texans on Thursday. Osweiler regressed to the mean after two impressive starts under center in Miami, and looked thoroughly pedestrian against his former Texans team. Though Osweiler didn't play poorly enough lose the game for Miami, his lesser moments -- including missing an end zone pass to a wide open DeVante Parker in the third quarter -- did nothing to assist the team either. The best Dolphins' pass of the night was a 28-yard touchdown lob thrown by Danny Amendola to Kenyan Drake, and Osweiler himself failed to stretch the field except on a fluke 46-yard pass to Parker which was deflected from Jakeem Grant and into a defender's helmet. Expect the Dolphins to test the injury status of quarterback Ryan Tannehill (shoulder), in hopes that he might recover in time to start against the Jets in Week 9.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||New England Patriots||18||19.95|
|4||09/29||Los Angeles Chargers||8||16.89|
|9||11/03||New York Jets||27||22.38|
|14||12/08||@New York Jets||27||22.38|
|15||12/15||@New York Giants||13||18.75|
|17||12/29||@New England Patriots||18||19.95|
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|3 Year Avg||59.2||1764||9||8||72||1||121|