With four weeks left in the season, the Miami Dolphins have won their fourth game of that season. In fact, they have now won four of their last five games. While on paper it looks nice, the playoffs are out of the picture but the stingy Miami defense caused a logjam in the AFC West by knocking off the Oakland Raiders.
Defensively the Dolphins held the Raiders offense to just over 100 yards for three quarters before giving up two TD drives late in the fourth quarter with the game already decided. On offense, the Dolphins were once again led by the improving Matt Moore who is making an argument for him to lead this team into the future.
The Dolphins played a complete game against a first place team, albeit an AFC West team that has struggled on and off this season and now find themselves tied with Denver for the lead. Still, Miami played solid offense that saw Reggie Bush top 100 yards and Daniel Thomas adding 73. Matt Moore completed 13 of 25 for 167 yards with a touchdown pass and added another on the ground.
On the other side of the ball, the Dolphins defense kept Carson Palmer under constant pressure with two sacks and forced a Palmer “pick-six” by LB Kevin Burnett. The Dolphins defense simply kept the inept Raiders who were without both starting WR’s and their number one running back, out of the game while the Dolphins overcame a couple of redzone field goal trips to start putting TD’s on the board.
While the talk is turning to whether or not Matt Moore can become the Dolphins future signal caller, the future of head coach Tony Sparano is also starting become a question mark as well. I will be looking at the possibility of Tony Sparano remaining as HC tomorrow.