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The Splash Zone 10/17/17: Is This The Dolphins Turning Point?

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Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

Miami Dolphins v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Similar to last season, the Dolphins were supposed to lose this game. The Dolphins ended up beating the Falcons, while last season they beat the Steelers. After last years game, the Dolphins won 9 of their next 10 games and wound up with a wildcard spot. We saw the Dolphins offense have life against the Falcons and the defense played some great ball. Maybe this is the turning point for the 2017 season.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.

Significant win feels like a turning point for this Miami Dolphins season | Miami Herald
ATLANTA -- Something’s different. You saw it Sunday because something signficant happened.


Adam Gase

What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Monday | The Daily Dolphin
Highlights of Dolphins coach Adam Gase's chat with the media Monday, a day after the 20-17 victory in Atlanta: On Jake Brendel's work in place of injured Mike Pouncey: "He did good. ... That's what we've been seeing in practice. That's what this game is about.

When it comes to advanced stats, Adam Gase is like Han Solo -- don't tell him the odds | Miami Herald
The Dolphins’ non-conventional way of winning is a lot of things. But we’re long past the point of calling it luck.


Dolphins Offense

Miami Dolphins' offense finally showing signs of life - NFL Nation- ESPN
Miami's offense finally flashed in a big spot. Jay Cutler and the Dolphins got hot in the second half and scored 20 unanswered points in the win.

The real Jay Cutler connection is with Dolphins mainstay Jarvis Landry | The Daily Dolphin
ATLANTA—For all the chaos the Dolphins have faced over the past two seasons, one guy they can always count on is Jarvis Landry. Miami’s had three starting quarterbacks in two years, and the common threat is all of them trust Landry.

Jay Cutler: Dolphins offense no longer “just talk” after Atlanta win | The Daily Dolphin
ATLANTA—Every conversation about the Dolphins’ potential on offense this season has been hypothetical. They’ve got a trio of dangerous receivers, a Pro Bowl running back and a quarterback their coach thinks can be at least average.

Dolphins’ Adam Gase on Jay Cutler: ‘I don’t care what anyone says.’ | The Daily Dolphin
ATLANTA — Kind of like you figured, there was zero percent chance (again) that Adam Gase was going to pull Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler at halftime of Sunday's game. Nevermind that the Dolphins trailed 17-0 and Cutler's passer rating was 39.0.


Dolphins Defensive Line

Dolphins’ “Unblockable” Cameron Wake gets sack in fourth straight game | The Daily Dolphin
ATLANTA—Cameron Wake would have a difficult time passing for a guy who’s almost 36, and the way he’s playing right now has to make him think he could do this into his 40s.


Dolphins Secondary

Miami Dolphins rookie Cordrea Tankersley seals win with tipped pass | The Daily Dolphin
ATLANTA — With only 47 seconds left and the Falcons trailing the Dolphins by three points, some may have thought Atlanta would play to set up a game-tying field goal. Not Dolphins rookie cornerback Cordrea Tankersley. "Oh no, they were going for the win," Tankersley said Sunday.


Dolphins Special Teams

Oh, snap: Miami Dolphins’ Michael Thomas credits pressure for strange break | The Daily Dolphin
ATLANTA — The Falcons were clinging to a 17-14 lead in the fourth quarter when a break went Miami’s way. Eventually, Michael Thomas hopes to figure out what that break was.


Dolphins at Falcons

AC in the AM: So Many Step Up In Riveting Comeback
This was the team we expected to see, we wanted to see and we needed to see.

Dolphins getting used to dealing with adversity – ProFootballTalk
Since everything's relative, the hole the Dolphins found themselves in yesterday in Atlanta was fairly shallow. When you've been postponed by a hurricane, brought a retired broadcaster in to start for your injured quarterback, went a month without a home game, had a linebacker go AWOL on a road t...

Quick personnel changes sparked Dolphins’ running game vs. Falcons | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins’ rushing attack won’t look the same every week, but against the Atlanta Falcons, head coach Adam Gase found a way to succeed on the ground, and he stuck with it.

Miami Dolphins suddenly with reasons for optimism | Miami Herald
Only three AFC teams have better records than the Dolphins, despite Miami’s early-season adversity and offensive problems.

Miami Dolphins say "We are not normal"; Dolphins notes | Miami Herald
Lots of fallout from Dolphins’ win in Atlanta

5 Miami Dolphins Snap Conclusions after upset of Falcons | The Daily Dolphin
ATLANTA — The Dolphins have beaten the Falcons, lost to the Jets and nearly lost to the Chargers. Such is life in the NFL. A thrilling roller-coaster in which you never know which hurricane, injury or melodrama is around the corner.


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The Splash Zone 10/16/17: Dolphins Stun The Falcons - The Phinsider
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Pro Football Focus: Jay Ajayi Dominates in Dolphins' Heroic Comeback - The Phinsider
Jay Ajayi carried the Miami Dolphins' offense to a shocking victory over the Atlanta Falcons.