Miami Dolphins Defeat the Cleveland Browns 23-10 in Season Opener



The Dolphins opened up the 2013 football season in Cleveland with a stellar 23-10 victory over the Browns. Sophomore QB Ryan Tannehill looked solid on Sunday as he accumulated 272 passing yards and a touchdown. Tannehill seems to still favor the recently resigned wide receiver in Brian Hartline, whom exploded with nine catches, 114 receiving yards and a touchdown. Perhaps the best praise we can give to the Dolphins is the noticeable improvement in their pass defense. With a total of three interceptions from the secondary (Dimitri Patterson sure looked like a stud) and six sacks, things are looking pretty bright on the defensive side for the Dolphins. The real X-factor in this game came down to the absence of Clevelandโ€™s featured running back Trent Richardson, who certainly wasnโ€™t involved in the offense as much as they previously said he would be.

The Indianapolis Colts will host Tannehill and the Dolphins at Lucas Oil Stadium next Sunday, 9/15.


First Week Venting: The $60 million dollar man Mike Wallace didnโ€™t exactly fit the role of a โ€˜deep threatโ€™ as he ended the day with a single catch of 15 yards. The contract Mike Wallace earned this off-season was the largest amount of money Miami has ever given to any free agent. Although our faith remains, Mike Wallace is going to be looked upon as a boom-or-bust option in the Dolphins offense until we get consistent results.

Fantasy Analysis: Lamar Miller laid a ‘goose egg’ to fantasy owners who invested a moderately early draft pick for him due to his sleeper appeal. It’s going to be quite frustrating to see this so-called timeshare between Miller and Daniel Thomas (who managed to vulture a goal-line TD). This opens a buy-low window for fantasy owners who want to roll the dice on Miller, although the Dolphins gave no real signs of life in their running game.

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