Dolphins LB Kyle Van Noy woke up Sunday feeling dangerous

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Linebacker Kyle Van Noy enjoyed his best game as a member of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. That will usually be the case whenever you log three sacks, a pass defensed and, most importantly, a win. Van Noy, who was a big signing by the Dolphins this offseason amid their efforts to secure several transplants from the New England Patriots’ program in their own efforts to form a winning culture, is a steady fixture in Miami’s revamped and overhauled offense. And he’s often times a player whose versatility puts him in places to execute a lot of “dirty work” reps that won’t show up in the stat sheet.

Sunday was a different story. And for whatever reason, Van Noy woke up sensing something special was brewing with the game plan against the Bengals. On a Monday appearance on ‘The Pat McAfee Show’, Van Noy admitted that he told his wife the night before the game that he was going to get a “three-piece” against the Bengals.

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Van Noy wasn’t kidding when he said they caught him on the mic before the game calling his shot, too. Indeed he did call his shot, and indeed he did secure three separate sacks against Cincinnati. That now gives Van Noy four sacks in his last two games and a total of six on the season.

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Van Noy’s career high in sacks? Six and a half, which came last season in New England in 15 games. With four games left to play (and after missing one game already this season with an injury), Van Noy now just needs one to set a new career high. But no matter whether or not he gets home for that seventh sack, just remember that his role on this defense extends well beyond just rushing the passer.

But if Van Noy wakes up on Sunday with a feeling in his gut, we’d probably be wise to believe him based on his performance after calling his shot on Sunday, too.