The Dolphins got back to .500 with a tough win over Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams today. The Dolphins are now in a four way tie with the rest of the division at 3-3. Miami will have a week off with the bye next week before traveling to New York for a showdown with the hated Jets on October 28th.
Ryan Tannehill continues to get better as the season goes along. For the second week in a row, he had no turnovers and made no mistakes even though the Rams kept the pressure on him all day. Back in April, a lot of people, including myself thought it was a mistake to spend such a high pick on Tannehill. Most thought he would need a minimum of a year before he was ready to take over. Tannehill continues to prove everyone wrong.
With the running game shut down by the Rams, the game was put in Tannehill's hands and he didn't disappoint, going 21-29 for 185 yards and 2 touchdowns. Most importantly, as I said, no turnovers. Teams continue to try to rattle him, but so far he has shown that he is up to the challenge.
The Rams offense ran up and down the field on the Dolphins defense, racking up over 460 yards, but the defense made plays when needed and kept the Rams out of the endzone until midway through the 4th quarter. With the Rams driving towards a game tying field goal, rookie Olivier Vernon recorded his second sack of the game forcing St. Louis to attempt a 66 yard field goal that had the distance, but sailed wide to the left.
These are the types of games the Dolphins would lose in the past. Has the trend shifted in Miami's favor? Here's to hoping it has :)