Well, like most of the Dolphin Nation, I was fairly certain that Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans would be a gimme for Miami. I mean, after all, the Fins have been playing well above anyone's expectations this season, it was a home game and the Titans were coming off a humiliating 51-20 loss to the Chicago Bears one week earlier. All signs were pointing towards an easy win for coach Joe Philbin and company.
Apparently, after being totally embarrassed by Da Bears, the Titans had built up quite a surplus of anger and aggression that they promptly unleashed on the Dolphins who ended up being humiliated and embarrassed themselves in a lopsided 37-3 drubbing that ranks among the worst losses in franchise history.
It was an epic fail on both sides of the ball for the Fins. The offense gave up 4 turnovers including three INT's (one was a pick-six) by rookie QB, Ryan Tannehill, which resulted in 20 Tennessee points. The running game was sluggish at best with a mere 54 yards on the ground. Even the once electrifying Reggie Bush managed only 21 yards on four carries and fumbled the ball away in the first quarter.
The defense wasn't much better. It had been a record 22 games since the Dolphins "D" allowed a running back to rush for 100 yards or more. On Sunday, Titans RB Chris Johnson romped effortlessly to 126.
The Dolphins were never in this game. For them, it seemed to be a lost cause from the very beginning. And, to make matters worse, they have only 3 days to prep up for their Thursday night AFC East match-up with the Buffalo Bills. A few weeks ago, I would have thought that game would be a gimme. Now...not so much.