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Not a whole lot to say after whatever it is you want to call what happened in Foxboro on Sunday. Let's just get straight to the Game Balls.
1-Yard Game Ball. Ricky Williams. Sure, Ricky fumbled (again), and didn't have
great good mediocre stats (6 carries for 5 yards), but he did pass Larry Csonka to become the Dolphins all time rush attempts leader. I'll give him a yard for that, especially after a game where the Dolphins had less than half the Patriots total yards (250 to 502).
2-Yard Game Ball. Brandon Marshall and Davone Bess. Marshall caught just 5 passes, but nearly reached the 100 yard mark (97) - again, during a game in which the Dolphins only had 250 total yards. Bess gets this yardage because, once again, he is the only Dolphin to find the endzone this week.
3-Yard Game Ball. Jennifer Carroll. Yes, that's Nolan's mom. Why does she get a game ball? Well, while the Dolphins are spending the rest of the year at home, Ms. Carroll was sworn in as Florida's Lieutenant Governor today. Congratulations to her.
4-Yard Game Ball. DolFans. Pretty simple. Through another losing season, all of you stood by the team. Sure, we have all gotten into heated moments with each other, and I am sure I was not the only one screaming at the TV several times this year, but through even the Patriots debacle, you were there. Hopefully, next season will be better.
5-Yard Game Ball. 2011. 2011 gets the 5-yard game ball because, with it came the end of the season. Thank you!
Sack. The Miami Dolphins. DC$ didn't make a field goal. 250 yards total offense, while allowing New England 502 yards. Three, yes three, Dolphins crushed Brandon Tate on a 5 yard pass, only to watch him scamper for 49 more yards. Julian Edelman scored on a 94-yard punt return, the longest in New England history. New England sacked the Dolphins quarterback 5 times, including 2 allowed by Pro Bowler Jake Long (yes, he's injured, but he still allowed them). Did anything go right for this team? 5 yard sack for every member of the team.