DOLPHINS WIN FIRST HOME GAME IN 364 DAYS
The Miami Dolphins are officially on a winning streak as they won their second game in a row, and second of the season, as they defeated the visiting Washington Redskins 20-9. The game was not as easy or pretty as the Dolphins blowout win over the Kansas City Chiefs a week ago, but the Dolphins did just enough to put up a double digit victory. It was the Dolphins first home game win of the season, and their first home game win in the last 364 days. Talk about having a monkey off your back.
Matt Moore came back down to Earth a bit after having a career day last week, but still turned in a respectable day. Moore completed 20 of 29 passes, for 209 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. Reggie Bush also continued his streak of producing lately as he carried the ball 14 times for 47 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Bush also had 4 receptions for 4 yards. While Brandon Marshall couldn't find the endzone today, he had another good day catching seven balls for 98 yards. For those of you counting at home, that gives Marshall 53 receptions and 742 yards, and 2 touchdowns on the season. That puts Marshall on pace to break the Dolphins franchise reception record and close to breaking franchise receiving yards record. Hopefully Marshall can continue his beast work this season.
The defense also proved to be strong again today, not allowing a touchdown for the second straight week. The defense also did something twice today that they previously had only down four times all season, and that was to force a turnover. Vontae Davis intercepted Washinton quarterback Rex Grossman in the second quarter and Karlos Dansby intercepted Grossman when the Redskins had a 1st and goal in the 4th quarter. The defense also sacked Grossman three times including one by Dolphins' all time sack leader Jason Taylor. It was Taylor's third of the season.
So now the Dolphins have won two straight and host the suddenly floundering Buffalo Bills. The idea that the Dolphins could be 3-7 going into the Thanksgiving game against the Dallas Cowboys seemed ridiculous a few weeks ago, not it seems like it has an extremely good chance of happening. Sure this likely ends all the Andrew Luck talk in South Florida, but winning feels good and helps build this team's confidence for the future. Plus, there are a lot of good quarterbacks that will be available in next year's draft. Also, who know? With Luck destined for Indianapolis, perhaps hall of fame quarterback Peyton Manning could be leading this offense.
Enjoy the win Dolfans!
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