Sunday, September 19, 2010
Wrap-up: Dolphins 14, Vikings 10
By Tim Graham
What it means: Behind a terrific defense, the Miami Dolphins have gotten out to a 2-0 start. Their inability to get off to a good start last year doomed their chances to return to the playoffs.
Trending: Miami has to be concerned with its offense, which got outscored by Minnesota's. For the second straight week Miami's defense dominated an opponent, but the offense couldn't pull away. The Dolphins generated 226 yards and had 106 net yards passing. Running backs Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams each lost a fumble. Chad Henne did hit Brandon Marshall for a nice 46-yard gain.
Hero: Dolphins defensive back Jason Allen, the 2006 first-round draft choice, has long been labeled a bust. Sunday's game was his 14th career start. Entering the game, he had five career interceptions and hadn't recorded one since Week 9 in 2008. He intercepted Brett Favre twice on Sunday.
Goat: Favre lost this game almost single-handedly. He threw three interceptions and lost a fumble in the end zone. Dolphins rookie outside linebacker Koa Misi recovered for a touchdown.
What's next: The Dolphins will host the New York Jets next Sunday night in Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins swept the season series last year.