Can the Miami Dolphins Make a Comeback in the AFC East?

T.J. MorrillCorrespondent IOctober 13, 2009

MIAMI - OCTOBER 12:  Quarterback Chad Henne #7 of the Miami Dolphins throws a pass against the New York Jets at Land Shark Stadium on October 12, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Jets 31-27.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

It was a wild night in Miami. Monday Night Football against the Jets. The Dolphins started 0-3 but now it looks like the Dolphins are right back in the thick of things at 2-3 and only one game out of the division lead.

Chad Henne has taken control of this team in the absence of Chad Pennington and the Dolphins look like they might still have a fighting chance in the AFC East division after winning two divisional games in a row.

Right now the offense is firing on all cylinders. The number one running offense in the league is on a roll with Ronnie Brown just taking control and finding holes to run through, such a dynamic player coupled by Ricky Williams in the backfield is making this offense look dangerous and they could pose a serious threat to any team they face.

Chad Henne is taking control in the huddle and he's been a sharp shooter, in his second start he went 20-26 (completion percentage over 70 percent) with two TDs and a 130 plus QB rating.

It looks like Henne has taken a page out of Pennington's book though as he has protected the ball like none other, no picks and no fumbles in his first two starts. Ted Ginn Jr. also seems to be finding his hands as he was extremely reliable for the first time this year.

The defense has some work to be done but still there's talent a plenty on this Miami team. A top running defense has been stout and able to keep anybody from running all over.

The pass defense is where the work needs to be done as too many big plays have been allowed (with the help of the officials on Monday Night) which cost a big game with the Colts in week two. With even a 15th ranked pass defense the Dolphins could be 3-2 instead of 2-3.

We'll have to see but I'm predicting an exciting rest of the year for the Dolphins with a lot of tough games coming up the Dolphins have little room for error as they will take on the Saints, Jets, and Patriots after the bye week this week.

Dolphins fans believe there's still hope left for this young season.

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