Monday, November 17, 2008

Dolphins win another close one

It was a squeaker against a team that hadn't scored a touchdown - at all - in 3 games. 
 
Miami's defense was playing solid football, holding the Raiders in check for most of the afternoon.  And in the early going, Miami's offense was doing everything right, and scored 14 points.  
 
But, then came a safety, a couple of field goals by the Raiders, and a punt return for a TD, and suddenly it was a lead by Oakland.  With 4 minutes left to play.
 
Chad Pennington exhorted his offsense, asking them to "win one for the gipper" and they responded by driving down the field only to face a 4th and 5 at the Oakland 35.  Too long for a field goal, and a turnover here was ludicrous.  Might as well go for it.  And the result was a first down catch that moved it closer. 
 
The drive ultimately ended with a field goal from 38 yards out, so Miami took the lead.
 
But, it wasn't over yet, and Pennington went over and charged up the defense as well.
 
J-Peasy came up with a big sack and thus ended the day.
 
An odd game, but a win's a win...

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