That's what the remainder of the season is. Local reporters, and likely many fans, had convinced themselves that the Dolphins were better than the Giants and would somehow win the game.
But Eli Manning and OBJ weren't having it. And Tom Coughlin out coached Campbell. And so now the Dolphins are officially done in 2015, yet they still have to play 3 more wretched games. That's all garbage time.
As for Tannehill, he had an up and down night. But what he didn't do was find a way to win. The team had the ball with 5 minutes left, and great QBs give their team a chance to win. He went basically 3 and out and then the Giants ran out the clock. Sadly, that's what we've come to expect.
Since it's garbage time, why not start the young kid from Va Tech next week?
Setting aside my thoughts about him, where were his receivers? And in particular where was Parker? Wasn't he supposed to follow up last weeks performance and show why he's a first round pick?
Why get away from the run game so completely when it worked well in the first half?
Where was the pass rush? And what happened to the secondary? Brent Grimes got old and couldn't cover Tom Coughlin if he were running routes.
After the game, I caught that OBJ had a dolphins jersey on his shoulder during an interview. Is this a new trend? Go to the guy you beat and take his jersey? "Here's my mantle...that's the football I caught for the long TD. And there's the jersey of the guy I beat to get it."
About the 50th celebration at halftime. It makes me sad to think that's what this once-proud franchise was. And if you look at the great players from the all-time group, they all come from the first 40 years of the team. The last 10 are irrelevant and hasn't produced any memorable stars.
And the "throwback" uniforms were weird. Yeah, they had the 70s era logo on the helmets. But the jersey color was wrong, and the socks were off. It was close, but just not quite right IMHO. My point being that even when they try and honor the past in some way, they can't get it quite right.