As opposed to a week ago, when the Dolphins beat a listless Cleveland Browns team struggling without a few key starters, the Dolphins felled a much bigger foe in Week 2, as they faced an Indianapolis Colts team that made the playoffs last season.
The Dolphins jumped out to an early 14-3 lead and watched as the Colts came roaring back to hold a 17-14 lead just before halftime. Fortunately, the Dolphins moved the ball down the field just before the half ended and gave their rookie kicker Caleb Sturgis a chance at a long 54-yard field goal with time expiring. The rookie nailed the field goal, and the two teams entered halftime tied at 17.
During the second half, the Dolphins scored the go-ahead touchdown, in large part to a flourishing connection between quarterback Ryan Tannehill and free-agent addition Mike Wallace.
The Colts could only manage a field goal before finding themselves at their own 14-yard line with less than four minutes remaining in the ball game, needing yet another fourth quarter miracle from their young standout quarterback Andrew Luck.
Luck fell short of the task just outside of the red zone, as he was was sacked on 4th-and-10 by Dolphins linebacker Philip Wheeler, which sealed the victory for the Fins.
The following are some other key takeaways from the Dolphins win on Sunday.