There are no excuses for it," Fasano said after the first two fumbles of his pro career. "I just have to concentrate better and hold onto the ball. It's something our team depends on, and that's not turning over the ball." Add in a third-quarter Pennington interception in Falcons territory, and the Dolphins committed a whopping four turnovers to the Falcons' none.
This from a team that made just 13 turnovers in 2008, a figure so low it tied the NFL record in a 16-game regular season. Of those, just six were lost fumbles.
"We have to take care of the football," Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said. "I mean, that's our job. You're the ball carrier in this offense, you're going to take care of the football - period."