Miami 26 Denver 17
Denver,Co - The Greg Caramillo show was on, while the Cutler to Marshall show was nowhere to been seen except for a long touchdown called back by a questionable offensive pass interference call.
Once again Chad Pennington played good enough to get Miami the win. He didnt have a remarkable game, but completed 57% of his passes with 1 INT. However he did manage to make huge plays late in the 4th quarter on the scoring drive that put the Dolphins ahead for good.
Greg Caramillo with 11 rec's and 111 yards was another solid performance by a Dolphins WR in back to back games. Last week it was Ted Ginn Jr, this week Caramillo. He reminds me alot of Wes Welker, which is always a good thing.
(ST)-Dan Carpenter was 4-4 on Fg's, and was a huge key to the Dolphins success today. With 3 FG'S over 40 yards, the rookie showed poise and confidence. Any Jay Feely fans left have now forgotten about him, as well as Olindo Mare.
Joey Porter was around Cutler all day long. Registering 1 sack, but putting pressure on what seemed every passing play. Trash talking and all....Porter is determinded this season and its showing. He now sits at 11.5 sacks on the year - a career high.
Alot of credit goes out to Goodman,Bell,Allen for playing OUTSTANDING defense. Brandon Marshall was held in check, and was frustrated all game. He acted like a mini Terrell Owens on occasion. The Dolphins secondary played arguably their best game of the year vs one of the best QB'S in the NFL.
Special Teams was the flaw today however. A long return given up after Miami went up 13-0 in the 1st by Eddie Royal set Denver up in golden scoring posistion. 3 plays later Cutler hit for a TD to Royal. Josh Fields punted very well except for one known kick that he shanked. Still managed a 45.8 average with 2 punts inside the 20.
Grade this week - A
Went into a hostile enviroment against a good Denver team and won. Improved our record to 4-4 with Seattle & Oakland on tap for the next two weeks.
Who would have thought in 3 weeks New England @ Miami becomes a HUGE game in the division.