For the first time since 2002, the Dolphins are 2-0. By no coincidence, they are once again driven by a dominating defense.
The 2002 Dolphins defense was anchored by an all-star cast of Sam Madison, Patrick Surtain, Zach Thomas, and Jason Taylor. Eight years later, they are led by a rag-tag group of Cameron Wake, Vontae Davis, Chris Clemons, Randy Starks, Koa Misi, Jason Allen, Yeremiah Bell and Karlos Dansby. Who would have thought?
Although all is well on the defensive front, Miami's offense made its second straight rather troubling showing. Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown ran impressively well against a stout Vikings run defense, but fumbles and a ridiculously conservative passing attack nearly cost the Dolphins a win.
Pros and cons aside, the Dolphins are still on pace for a 16-0 record, and as always, there's plenty to learn from Sunday's game.