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Tackling a problem for Dolphins despite 3-0 start

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - The Miami Dolphins know they won't keep winning if their tacklers keep whiffing.

Missed tackles by Miami have resulted in mediocre run defense, which was expected to be the team's strength this season. Instead, the Dolphins are giving up rushing yardage at a disturbing rate, which makes their 3-0 record even more surprising.

Wrapping up will be especially important when the Dolphins play high-powered New Orleans on Monday night.

In defense of the defense, it has been depleted by injuries, with four starters missing most or all of last week's win over Atlanta. Tackle Paul Soliai and cornerback Dimitri Patterson are likely to sit out the Saints game, and two-time Pro Bowl end Cameron Wake will be limited at best.

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