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Post-Game Thread: Defense gets Dolphins to 2-0

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For the second consecutive week, it was not pretty by any stretch of the imagination. But in the end, the Dolphins went up to Minnesota today, where the Vikings were undefeated last year, and did what they had to do to leave the Mall of  America Field with their second win of the season - knocking off the Vikings 14-10.

Full recap post to follow at the usual time tonight/tomorrow morning. For now, three quick thoughts:

  • Vontae Davis is quickly becoming an elite corner. He was all over his man when they challenged him deep. And he was right there to bring down the receiver when he was playing off his man underneath. He was active in run support as well. If he continues to play at this level - especially with the next two games being prime time, nationally televised games, he's going to quickly start getting the attention he deserves.
  • Cameron Wake is the real deal - and I'm beginning to think that my 10 sack prediction for him in 2010 is too low. He's already got 2 and a half, with one being perhaps the play of the game today - forcing a fumble in the endzone that Koa Misi recovered for a touchdown.
  • The offense needs to play better - and they will. I was disappointed with the passing game, like most of you. Minnesota's secondary is banged up and there should have been more plays down the field. But you have to love the long pass on the first offensive play for the Dolphins, Chad Henne connecting with Brandon Marshall. And I believe we're going to see that much more often as the season progresses.

The Miami Dolphins are 2-0, folks. Even more impressive, both wins were on the road in hostile environments. Be proud! This is an awesome way to start 2010.

Enjoy the rest of your football Sunday, everyone!