Gore carried 13 times for 90 yards and caught two passes for an additional 12 yards during Sunday's 31-12 loss to the Packers. Gore enjoyed a strong day on the ground, averaging 6.9 yards per carry against a respectable Green Bay front. He touched the ball 15 times to Kenyan Drake's 10 and was much more effective with his opportunities. Gore averaged just 3.2 yards per carry on 42 totes over the previous three games, so this was a nice bounce-back effort for the veteran. He'll enjoy a much-needed bye before taking on the Colts in Week 12.
Gore carried 20 times for 53 yards and caught one pass for an additional six yards during Sunday's 13-6 win over the Jets. Gore received 20 carries for the first time this season, but some treacherous field conditions and a matchup with a respectable Jets front limited him to 2.7 yards per carry. He was a virtual non-factor in the passing game once again and finished with an underwhelming day despite the hefty workload. Even when Gore does receive the majority of the work over Kenyan Drake in a given week, the results have varied from game to game. This should remain the case next Sunday against the Packers.
Gore rushed 12 times for 53 yards and brought in one of two targets for five yards in the Dolphins' 42-23 loss to the Texans on Thursday. Gore and Kenyan Drake split the rushing work evenly, although the latter outpaced the veteran by five yards and one touchdown. Gore has now logged double-digit carries in five straight, giving him a seemingly trustworthy workload for the moment. The 35-year-old will look to continue producing versus the Jets in Week 9.
Gore ran for 29 yards on 10 carries and added a four-yard catch during Sunday's 32-21 loss to the Lions. Gore has led stablemate Kenyan Drake in carries, 37 to 25, in the past three weeks, but has not been as valuable in the passing game, catching just two passes during that span to Drake's 15. The veteran has been a solid presence in the Miami backfield, averaging 4.9 yards per carry and at least 10 totes in each of the past four games. Given his lack of usage in the passing game, however, Gore figures to be the less attractive option Thursday against a Houston defense that has been far stouter against the run than the pass this season.
Gore rushed 15 times for 101 yards and caught his lone target for 18 yards in Sunday's 31-28 overtime win over the Bears. Gore saw a near-even split with Kenyan Drake (78 scrimmage yards on 13 carries, four catches), though Drake fumbled on Chicago's 1-yard line in overtime after Gore gained one yard from the two on the previous play. The 35-year-old running back's first 100-yard rushing game in a Dolphins uniform gives him some momentum ahead of a favorable Week 7 matchup with a Detroit defense that's been gashed on the ground.
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