Well, well, look who's 2-0 with two road wins and tied atop the AFC East with the Patriots. After traveling to the Hoosier state and claiming a 24-20 victory over the Colts, the Fins are showing a steady improvement from week one. Hey, they even racked up some rushing yardage and Lamar Miller found the endzone as well as first week disappointment wideout Mike Wallace. This coming Sunday we'll see just how good the Fins are when the Atlanta Falcons come to South Beach for a 4:05 p.m.. matchup on Fox. The Falcons are 1-1 after righting their ship with a 31-24 win over the St. Louis Rams.
But let's take a look at some Dolphin moments, both good and bad from Sunday's win over the Colts.
1. Miami has won two straight games. They last did this in 2010 – a 15-10 road win over Buffalo and a 14-10 road win at Minnesota.
2. A perfect game – penalty wise – not a single one against the Colts. This is the sixth time in team history.
3. Mike Wallace goes from tieing his career low in receptions, one, to a career high in game two – nine. That's the most catches since his Super Bowl performance against the Packers in 2011, Super Bowl XLV.
4. Speaking of career records, tight end Charles Clay broke some new ground – his longest reception ever – a 67-yarder from Ryan Tannehill.His five receptions also gave him a career game in yardage – 109 yards. The five catches were second most in his career thus far.
5. Clay also set a career rushing record. His one yard touchdown run in the third quarter at Indianapolis was not only his first career rushing touchdown but also his first professional rush.
6. Tannehill put up his second largest passing total of his two year career with 319 yards. His high is 431 yards against Arizona. And his pass to Clay was the second longest completion of his career as well. His first is an 80-yarder to Brian Hartline in that same Arizona game last season.
7. Free agents earning their keep – Dannell Ellerbe led Miami with 14 tackles while Philip Wheeler had 12. Wheeler also picked up his first Fin Sack, he's got six in his career.
8. Rookie Caleb Sturgis continues to earn his pay with his kicking performance. His 54-yard field goal is the second longest by a Dolphins rookie in regular season and the sixth longest overall. In 1989, Pete Stoyanovich hit a 59-yarder on the Jets home field.
Smelly Fish Moments:
1. Rookie defensive end, Dion Jordan recorded two more tackles to put his rookie total at three after two games. Seriously? That's only one more than fellow rookie Don Jones, a defensive back, who costs the Fins plenty less in the seventh round of the 2013 Draft. But he is 3-0 against Colt QB Andrew Luck dating back to their college matchups.
2. The Fins moved up to 28th from 32nd in rushing offense. They now are averaging 60.5 yards per game. Somewhere Larry Czonka is shaking is head.
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