The Dolphins (2-7) picked up their first home win since Week 10 of last year, 364 days ago, and also won consecutive games for the first time since the first two games of 2010, thanks to a 20-9 win over the Washington Redskins (3-6) this afternoon.
Reggie Bush didn’t have as big a statistical day as he did last week, but he scored both of Miami’s touchdowns and Dan Carpenter added a pair of field goals as the Dolphins kept the Redskins at arm’s length most of the day.
The Dolphins (1-7) will look for their second consecutive win this weekend when they host the Washington Redskins (3-5) at Sun Life Stadium. The Fins are coming of their first win of 2011, a 31-3 drubbing of the Chiefs last week in Kansas City, while the Skins try and stop a four-game losing streak, following a 19-11 home loss to San Francisco.
From the Fins:
- Dan Marino believes that Matt Moore and the Dolphins offense cannot become overconfident and overlook a struggling team like the Redskins
- Reggie Bush thinks his “presence on the field is definitely going to force defensive coordinators to know where” he is lined up at all times
- Before Joe Paterno was fired by Penn State, Jared Odrick called the situation in State College unfortunate
- Brandon Marshall’s confidence is growing and credits the offensive line for his productive day versus the Chiefs
- ESPN.com AFC East Blogger James Walker says that Brandon Fields is “putting up Pro Bowl-type numbers” this season
- Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel writes that no matter what John Beck says, “he’s out for revenge against the Dolphins in a game that could be his final opportunity to prove he’s an NFL starter”
- Rick Maese of the Washington Post thinks that former University of Miami wide receiver Leonard Hankerson is finally making the transition from college to pro ball
With the 2011 NFL Draft now in the rearview mirror, the time to look back has arrived. On Wednesday, we broke down the AFC East, checking in on the Bills, Jets, and Patriots, and seeing what kinds of players they brought in as they move forward towards next season.