we are better than Seattle. we have the better QB & I believe we would have also beaten them last season even in Seattle.
How exactly do you figure? Yes, we beat them in the regular season, but let's look at the facts here. They finished the season 11-5 and made the playoffs, we finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs. Right there that tells you that Seattle is the better team. But, let's take this further, shall we?
"we have the better QB". Well, no. That statement doesn't hold up. Ryan Tannehill did throw for more yards than Russell (by only 176), but Russell threw for 14 more touchdown and 3 less interceptions than Tannehill did. He also completed his passes at a far better percentage than Ryan did (64% to 58%). Russell also led his team to more victories than Tannehill did, and made the playoffs, as has already been stated. He also has one more playoff victory under his belt than Tannehill does.
Okay, enough about the Quarterback comparison, let's look at the rest of the team. The running game: Marshawn Lynch was third in the NFL in rushing yardage with 1,590 yards. This is more than Reggie Bush, Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas had COMBINED by 29 yards.
Receiving: Brian Hartline, who was our leading receiver, had about 300 yards more than Seattle's leading receiver, Sidney Rice, so I'll give you the nod there. Our receivers did out perform theirs.
Now, on to the defense. The Seahawks defense allowed the fewest points in the NFL last season, and the fewest points per game (duh). The Miami defense ranked seventh in these categories. While seventh is by no means a bad ranking, it doesn't beat number 1. By that measure alone they have the better defense. But, let's look a little further here too. We each scored two defensive touchdowns last season, so that's a wash. Their defense allowed seven fewer touchdowns than ours did. They allowed two fewer rushing touchdowns and three fewer receiving touchdowns. Their special teams unit also allowed two fewer touchdowns than ours did.
So, as you can clearly see when you look at it statistically, Miami is, in almost no statistical categories, better than Seattle. As much as I love our Dolphins, I also love being accurate, and to say that Miami is a better team than Seattle is just blatantly inaccurate.