The Miami Dolphins Need to Keep Rolling Into Minnesota

Colin McGrawContributor IISeptember 17, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 21:  Ronnie Brown #23 of the Miami Dolphins attempts to run past Sean Considine #37 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the preseason game at EverBank Field on August 21, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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The Miami Dolphins have high hopes for a 2010 playoff run, but to do so they need to keep winning.

Although expected to, the Miami Dolphins won their first football game this past Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, but in order for a playoff run they need to keep rolling into Minnesota.
Coming off a 7-9 2009 season, the Dolphins have high hopes for the 2010 season. Struggling to do so the past few years, the Dolphins need to start off winning fast based on their tough beginning schedule, which is some of the toughest teams in the NFL including, the Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers, and Baltimore Ravens.

The key for winning the game this Sunday, for the Dolphins is based on how Chad Henne, the run game, and the secondary can hold up. The quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, Chad Henne has great potential, but he needs to settle down in the pocket and make smarter and more precise throws. Running backs, Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams will need to hit the ground running to keep the ball out of Brett Favre’s hands. Favre is known for his great passing game, so the Dolphins secondary is going to have to make a stand, making sure Favre doesn’t work his magic.

The Minnesota Vikings were one of the best teams last year and have the same set of skills to be the same this year. Having one of the best running backs in the NFL, Adrian Peterson and one of the best quarterbacks ever in the NFL, Favre, the Dolphins need to watch all aspects of this high powered offense.

The Vikings however are without their number one wide receiver, Sidney Rice, but with Favre throwing it doesn’t matter who’s on the field catching. Either way the Dolphins will have to watch out for the passing game.

Preparing for the game on Sunday coach Tony Sparano needs to pull out some tricks in order to win. “We know how we’re going to attack on offense and defense.” coach, Sparano said.

Overall, the Dolphins have an uphill battle, but not an impossible one. If the Miami Dolphins win against the Minnesota Vikings, it will not only be a huge accomplishment, but it will be one step closer to having that playoff run at the end of the season.