|MIAMI DOLPHINS (0-1)|
| ||VS|| |
|Date:||September 18, 2011||Location:||Miami Gardens, FL |
|Time:||4:15 p.m. ET ||Stadium:||Land Shark Stadium |
|TV:||CBS||Spread:||Texans by 3 |
|Radio:||WINZ (940 AM) ||Over/Under:||48|
|Weather:||Partly Cloudy, 75°F||SBN Affiliate||Battle Red Blog|
|Houston 23 - Miami 13|
Houston: G Thomas Austin, TE Garrett Graham, CB Bradon Harris, OT Derek Newton, WR Kevin Walter, RB Derrick Ward, QB T.J. Yates.
Miami: WR Roberto Wallace, FB/TE Charles Clay, LB Ikaika Alama-Francis, OT Ryan Cook, DT Tony McDaniel, TE Will Yeatman, S Chris Clemons
Both teams have running backs making their season debut today, with Houston expected to play Arian Foster, and Miami bringing rookie Daniel Thomas onto the field for the first time. Both situations add pressure to the Dolphins - can they stop Foster and can Thomas improve a stagnant running game from last week.
Chad Henne looked great last week in an old school New England/Miami shootout. Unfortunately, the defense couldn't stand up to the pressure. But, Henne's performance was easily the best of his career. Can he continue that streak with another strong performance against Houston?
Finally, the defense needs to simply show up today. They missed last week's game, or thought it was in New England, or something. They need to make sure they are ready to go today. Cameron Wake, Koa Misi, and Jason Taylor need to get pressure on Schaub. Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett need to cover Owen Daniels. Vontae Davis, Sean Smith, and Will Allen need to shut down Andre Johnson. The defense needs to show up.
As always, please no pictures in this thread - they slow it down. And remember - NEVER request of post links to illegal internet streams of the game (instant temporary ban if you do).
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And, as always - GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!!!