Bowles Gets First Win As Head Coach

Depending on your point of view, it was a good day for Dolphin fans, young and old. For the older fans, such as myself who cherish the Dolphins perfect 17-0 season, it was a good day as the Green Bay Packers fell at Kansas City. Oddly, as Green Bay fell to 13-1, the only 0-13 team, Indianapolis pulled off a win to improve to 1-13.

The Dolphins won a game today that at times, was pretty sloppy. Brandon Marshall made a nice play on a 65 yard TD pass from Matt Moore, but again dropped 2 passes in the endzone that led to field goals and fumbled the ball away with the Dolphins driving in Bills territory.

If you are concerned about draft position, this win could hurt. Two other 4-9 teams, Carolina and Washington also won, but the loss also dropped the Bills to 5-9.  Jacksonville, Cleveland and Tampa Bay lost this week to drop to 4-10. St Louis and Minnesota check in at 2-12 while Indy brings up the rear and 1-13. As it stands now, Miami would have the 9th spot. Even though they swept Buffalo, they would still draft ahead of them based on strength of schedule.

Congratulations are in order for RB Reggie Bush who had a career day with 203 yards rushing including a 74 yard run late in the game that proved to be the difference as the defense let Buffalo score 10 points in the last few minutes t let the Bills get back in it.

Marino's Passing Mark Going Down

One of Dan Marino's last remaining records is going to fall, maybe as soon as next week. Drew Brees threw for 412 yards today against Minnesota and now is only 304 yards away from Marino's mark of 5084 yards. With 2 home games left, only an injury would prevent Brees from breaking the record. Another record Brees could break is consecutive games with a TD pass. He is currently at 41 games. The record is 47 held by Johnny Unitas. Just think, we could have had this guy twice.....