If not for the Dolphins’ special teams not showing up today, Miami won the game 30-26. Think about the math.
The Dolphins’ offense outscored the Chiefs’ offense.
The Chiefs’ defense won 2-0.
The Chiefs special teams won 7-0, and an ugly punt return TD where the Dolphins seemed to make zero effort.
Usually reliable Jason Sanders missed a makeable field goal. We should have easily ended up with 30 points today.
Woulda been 40 if Jakeem Grant didn’t drop two easy passes that hit him in the numbers (one of which went for Tua’s first interception).
All those little things added up.
The safety that Tua took was just plain bad. Tony Romo tried to cover for him by saying it was inexperience, but it was stupidity. I love the kid, but that pass rush came right up the middle in plain sight. Not the blind side. He needed to throw it away, not watch the rushers sack him.
Still, despite those bad plays, the Dolphins continue to show improvement. We forced Andy Reid to make a tough call at the tw0-minute warning facing a fourth and one. WE put the pressure on THEM. Although the result was a failure, still we made them beat us at the end. They did, and they deserve the win. But at least we made them work for it. Tua led three impressve drives for 17 points toward the end. KC was NOT in a prevent mode. No, we earned those 17 points the hard way. Tua is real.
We finally got CBS’s #1 announce team, and I was really looking forward to hearing Romo call one of our games. But he let me down with his constant Chiefs’ praise. Rather than talk up Xavien Howard for leading the league in interceptions, Romo instead talked about Mahomes having a bad day. We were down our top FIVE playmakers in offense, and yet that same offense still outscored the Chiefs’ fully stocked offense. No mention of that. I don’t know what the Dolphins defense needed to do to earn a little praise from Romo, but it sure didn’t come today.
So now we are on to the Pats game. We are a far better team than in week one, and they are far weaker. Revenge should be a wonderful thing…
Meanwhile, our hopes of winning the division are all but dead as Big Ben keeps throwing the ball to the Bills. These passes are so horrible, you have to wonder if he bet money on the Bills…