With the Miami Dolphins at 2-0, the common reaction to their fast start is one of shock.
It seems that many NFL fans and pundits have ignored the Dolphins and the signs of their upward ascension.
With Ryan Tannehill in his rookie season, Miami was already competitive last season, compiling a 7-9 record with victories over the Seattle Seahawks and the Cincinnati Bengals, with the latter coming on the road.
Dolphins general manager, Jeff Ireland, landed free-agent receivers Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson in the offseason while re-signing Brian Hartline to instantly give Tannehill one of the best receiving trios in the league for 2013.
Ireland also solidified the defense by adding linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler, defensive end Dion Jordan and cornerbacks Brent Grimes, Jamar Taylor and Will Davis.
Miami is also able to grind out close games because of the power and accuracy of new place-kicker Caleb Sturgis.
Anyone who closely followed the Dolphins over the offseason should not be surprised by their early success.
With Miami's next test a home game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, here are my predictions of what the Dolphins' key offensive players will do in Week 3.