Well, the Miami Dolphins managed to accomplish something last Sunday that has eluded them since 2005. They won their home opener. Not only did they win it, they won convincingly--a 35-13 drubbing of the Oakland Raiders.
It was a spectacular day of firsts of the Fins.
Joe Philbin recorded his first win as an NFL head coach.
Rookie QB, Ryan Tannehill, scored his first NFL touchdown on a 3 yard scamper into the end zone for the first offensive TD of the 2012 season. He would later throw his first NFL touchdown pass--a 14 yard strike to tight end, Anthony Fasano in the 4th quarter. Tannehill finished the afternoon 18 of 30 for 200 yards with no turnovers. Not a bad day's work.
First year running back, Lamar Miller scored his first TD as a pro on a 15 yard off tackle play towards the end of the game to put an exclamation point on the Dolphins victory.
Plus, Sunday's win was the biggest for Miami against the Raiders in franchise history.
It was also a huge day for RB, Reggie Bush, who had a career high 26 carries for 172 yards an two TD's. And while the defense gave up 373 passing yards, they held the Oakland offense to 23 yards and allowed only one touchdown.
So, it was an exciting and satisfying game for Finatics and I for one have a renewed enthusiasm for the aqua and orange. Next up for the Dolphins is a home game against the New York Jets this Sunday afternoon at one o'clock.