Keep it Simple, Keep it Real - Written by Mike Trevithick | Twitter: @denverfinfan
Your Miami Dolphins DOMINATED a game which every single national “expert” thought would be one-sided in the opposite direction. Last year, the Dolphins started 3-0, but fans had the feeling that start was more luck than talent as Ryan Tannehill was sacked 12 times in those first three games. Miami’s 2013 Week 1 victory over the perennial non-juggernaut Browns was a lesson in the frustration of rooting for a mediocre team. Game 1 of 2014 was entirely different!
The Dolphins controlled this game for all but seven minutes and 33 seconds in the second quarter. In that miserable stretch of poor execution, the Dolphins turned the ball over three times and the Patriots built a ten-point lead. But even before halftime, Miami showed its poise by driving for a field goal to keep the game close. Once the third quarter arrived, the Dolphins took complete command of the game.
When you take a look back at the game film and review the statistics and grades for the team and individual players, a great deal is revealed about your 2014 Miami Dolphins. This column keeps it simple by taking a look at the players and units that stood at the Head of the Class, those that received a Passing grade, and those that Failed in this first week of the season.
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