Losing Hardly A Team Effort In Miami

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Published: September 22, 2009

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... lose as a team."

Case study: the 2009 Miami Dolphins.

Very few of the franchise's losses in my lifetime (1985-present) have been a team effort. In the Dan Marino era it was always the fault of the defense. In the A.D. (After Dan) years, the offense has struggled to score 17 points per game, negating one of the NFL's best defenses.

But this is not going to be a lesson in team history because I don't need to look any further than the first two weeks of this season to make my point.

Last night the Dolphins hosted a Monday Night Football game for the first time since 2004, losing 27-23 to the Indianapolis Colts after choking away a late lead.

This one was one defense. After putting up a stinker against Atlanta in Week 1, which I'll get into more later, the Dolphins offense was perfect against the Colts.

Yes, perfect.

Peyton Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time and if you can find a way to stop him, you will beat the Colts...

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