A monster road test awaits the this Dolphin team as they roll into the Purple Palace, home of the reputed 'Loudest Fans in Football'. Coming off a rough opening game with a ten day rest the Vikings will be pumped, primed and primal for the home opener and will undoubtedly put the place in a fevered frenzy capable of drowning both the Dolphin audibles and their chances for victory.
That is, it is possible... But the question seems to be will the Vikes give their fans room for chaos or will the Dolphins jump the chance and hush the home crowd with a relentless but patient pursuit of grind 'em down, punishing football?
I'm uncertain of the answer but I'm confident this game will spin more than a few heads around the league. Week Two gives the Dolphins a chance to lay an early claim to AFC dominance depending on what happens in New York and if they produce the balance they showed in Buffalo while adding a touch of finesse...well, this could put the South Florida franchise in some classy company.
The key to a Dolphin victory seems to center on coming out early and putting the Vikings on their heels. A home team playing from behind early and often could throw the Minnesota team into an uncomfortable shiver. The converse to that is if the Fins stumble from the gates and drop key points or turnovers early...that may prove to be a mountain which they cannot surmount.
To surmise, I think the Dolphin/Vikings game will be decided early. If the Dolphins jump the early lead I see a great chance to hit the return flight to Miami up 2-0 on the season. If they fall behind by multiple scores in the first half my confidence diminishes and a Viking victory would seem inevitable.
But that's an outsider's opinion. What is the feeling from the fish tank? Does Miami possess the ability and heart to come from behind and win one on the road against a Superbowl contender, especially this early into a very young season? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it and I'll be keeping my eyes tuned to this one.
Best of luck and here's to some great football. Thanks for the commentary.