Week 1 is in the books and it was not pretty. The Dolphins top ten ranked defense (last year) was shredded by Tom Brady and the Patriots in a 38-24 loss. Brady completed 32 of 48 passes for 517 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Overall, the Patriots had 622 yards of total offense with 106 rushing yards. The Dolphins defense looked confused and tired, literally limping at the end of the game.
But, it is important to put things into perspective.
Chad Henne had a very good game. He completed 30 of 49 passes for 416 with two touchdowns and one interception on the last play of the game. Brandon Marshall caught 7 passes for 139 yards. More importantly, I was impressed by the fact that the Dolphins offense did not quit — not even up until the last play of the game. And, Henne and Marshall were out there leading the effort up until the very end.