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Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed - 12/5/11

Raiders at Dolphins Reactions:

Miami Dolphins remind fans of a better time - Greg Cote -
On a day decorated in wistful nostalgia, the Dolphins on Sunday treated their fans to something else that stirred the memory, like a dear friend seldom seen and nearly forgotten who suddenly reappears: Good, old-fashioned dominance.

Reggie Bush leads Miami Dolphins in win over Oakland Raiders - Miami Dolphins -
The inspired Dolphins continued their late-season surge, holding the Raiders to 46 yards rushing in another home victory.

Miami Dolphins: Dolphins running game shines in win over Raiders - South Florida
Reggie Bush, Miami Dolphins running game helps carry offense in rout of Oakland Raiders

Line powers big day for Miami Dolphins' offense
When the rough-and-tumble Oakland Raiders defense gets in a street fight, it's used to coming out on top.

Bush helps Dolphins beat Raiders 34-14 - Football Wires -
Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis blitzed from the blind side for his first career sack, then dashed upfield in jubilation. A dazed Carson Palmer rose slowly, looked back at Davis and did a double take, as if startled to discover his tackler was a 5-foot-11 cornerback.

Miami Dolphins notebook - South Florida
Miami Dolphins Notebook: John Jerry starts, Vontae Davis gets first sack; Clyde Gates breaks loose

Miami Dolphins: Can Reggie Bush be an every-down back? – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
In the third quarter, Bush took a handoff and raced down the sideline. He could have stepped out of bounds, but instead lowered his head and finished strong. The play was called back because of holding.

Dolphins 2011 Season:

Miami Dolphins are playing great of late - South Florida
Turnaround continues with 34-14 win over first-place Oakland Raiders

Commentary: No longer laughingstock of NFL, Miami Dolphins might not need off-season overhaul after all
That team lost its first seven games? The one that dominated Oakland in an even-worse-than-it-looks 34-14 rout Sunday? That team was an NFL laughingstock not long ago? It's all so difficult to believe, but the transformation of the Miami Dolphins from joke to respectability - dare the suggestion - continues.

Dolphins Coaches:

Miami Dolphins: As Dolphins win, can Sparano get re-hired? - South Florida
The Miami Dolphins have won four of their past five games. Can a strong finish save coach Tony Sparano?

Suddenly formidable Miami Dolphins credit Tony Sparano's warning after earlier loss to Denver Broncos
Linebacker Kevin Burnett was hardly surprised that he and his teammates turned in another dominant performance Sunday in a 34-14 victory over Oakland.

Jim Mandich Ring of Honor Induction:

Jim Mandich takes place in Miami Dolphins’ Honor Roll - Miami Dolphins -
Jim Mandich, who lost his battle with bile duct cancer in April, was inducted into the Dolphins’ Honor Roll in a heartfelt ceremony.

Commentary: The late Jim Mandich's addition to the Dolphin Honor Roll brings plenty of smiles
Takes a lot to guarantee a smile in the midst of a 4-8 season, yet there were smiles and even broad belly laughs traveling like a wave across every section of Sun Life Stadium on Sunday at the moment Jim Mandich's name was unveiled on the team Honor Roll.

Walk of Fame:

Miami Dolphins unveil Walk of Fame at Sun Life Stadium - Miami Dolphins -
Aside from recognizing the late Jim Mandich and placing his name into the team’s Honor Roll at halftime Sunday, the Dolphins also honored former owner Joe Robbie and nine other members of the organization with the unveiling of the Walk of Fame at Sun Life Stadium.