They are now third in the AFC East and are coming off a disappointing loss to the New York Jets in their last outing. The Dolphins had a load of players listed as questionable such as Kenny Stills, John Denney and Alterraun Verner, but all of them are expected to play.
"So it's a good feeling to get that first one out of the way, and hopefully it's something that you can grab some momentum with and go get more".
The Dolphins dealt with a natural disaster and still took care of business in Los Angeles, spoiling the Los Angeles Chargers ' home debut.
Can the Dolphins overcome their travel situation? Miami wasn't even in last week's game from the second quarter on and only scored their lone touchdown in garbage time to save a 20-o shutout.
Drew Brees completed 22 of 29 passes for 213 net yards at Carolina with three touchdowns and no interceptions. What did the Saints do last Sunday? Parker has been the team's best receiver on the season. They've only held a lead for eight and a half minutes so far in two combined games.
Yet another kicker missed a field goal against the Dolphins (it's happened four times in three games). The blame doesn't rest exclusively on the shoulders of the play calling, however.
"I just look at it as when you don't get a job, it's just you're not the person that they're looking for, which actually works out better", said Marrone, who was Jets' offensive line coach from 2002-05. It takes a while to get back into the flow of football. The Dolphins are going to be dealing with that with Jay Cutler this year. Drake needs more of an opportunity to make plays from scrimmage, and getting him involved on third down might be a way for the Dolphins to see what he has to offer. The Saints can give the Dolphins a hard time by their offense. Perhaps the only bright side on defense for the Dolphins is their run defense. The Dolphins were 30th against the run on the season. I want to really be smart about this because we do have to think long term a little bit instead of just thinking (about) just this one game. It was another classic Gus Frerotte vs Aaron Brooks quarterback battle where neither guy passed for more than 182 yards and produced one touchdown, two interceptions and a safety between them. The Miami passing defense has been horrendous. That number is a testament not only to the linebackers and cornerbacks inability to cover, but it also underscores the team's inability to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks. In fact, that was how their head coach, Adam Gase, characterized his offense after their 20-6 loss; garbage.
"We're just trying to bring equality and bring awareness to our country, to this world that in order to make this world great again, in order to make this country great again, like he says, that's his phrase, that we all need to be together".