For the first time this year, it's easier to find winners than losers in the aftermath of a Miami Dolphins game.
The Dolphins outscored the Oakland Raiders 28-3 in the second half, securing the first victory of the Joe Philbin and Ryan Tannehill Era.
Reggie Bush and Lamar Miller stole the show, however. The duo combined for 237 rushing yards on 36 carries and racked up three touchdowns in the second half. Bush and Miller can thank fullback Jorvorskie Lane for paving rushing lanes that allowed them to slice up the Raiders' defense.
Defensively, the Dolphins were solid but inconsistent. The front seven was completely dominant against the run, limiting Darren McFadden to just 22 rushing yards on 11 carries. However, Carson Palmer threw for 373 yards and was even on pace for more than 400 after the first half.
The Dolphins looked anemic in the second quarter, but unlike last week, they made the proper and necessary adjustments at halftime rather than continue in a downward spiral. Joe Philbin deserves credit for coaching this team through adversity and to its first win of the season.