The Miami Dolphins, who stunk up the joint during the 1-15 season a year ago, are entering Week 11 with a winning record. That's right! Miami is just one game back of the AFC East lead.
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I cannot explain it. If you watched yesterday's Dolphins win over the Seahawks, you couldn't point to any reason they are 5-4 either. All three of their TDs came on trick plays. A flea-flicker produced a 39-yard touchdown pass to Ted Ginn while the Wildcat offense produced TD runs from both Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown. Aside from that, the Miami offense really wasn't anything to write home about.
The defense did come up with some huge plays -- not the least of which was a batted down 2-point conversion pass late in the game. But the Seattle receivers helped them out by dropping five passes ... including an easy would-be touchdown to Koren Robinson. Even that defensed 2-point conversion has aided by a Seahawks false start penalty on the previous play.
Who cares? Whatever they are doing has put them at 5-4 and in the thick of the playoff chase.
Dolphins 21, Seahawks 19: Don't Look Now But Miami's a Contender originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Mon, 10 Nov 2008 00:20:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.