Oh man Oh man! I am pretty pumped. Now you'll notice I don't usually post about Sports, but this story is just so happiness inducing for me that it MUST be posted. Tonight, your Miami Dolphins have snapped the New England Patriots 21 regular season winning streak with a decisive win! My Dolphins did it baby! And they said it couldn't be done. New England Fans, I have only one thing to say to you: HA!
Posted on Sun, Sep. 21, 2008
Miami Dolphins upset Patriots on the road
By JEFF DARLINGTON
The game plan was brilliant. The execution was flawless. And the result was stunning.
Arguably the greatest upset in team history, the Dolphins pounded the Patriots 38-13 on Sunday with an innovative offense and a suffocating defense that snapped New England's 21-game regular-season winning streak.
''I've never felt better,'' said owner Steven Ross, who acquired half ownership of the Dolphins this offseason from Wayne Huizenga. ``Nothing has felt better. You've got to get the first win. Hopefully, it's the first of many. They played so great.''
Running back Ronnie Brown was ferocious as he set a team record with four rushing touchdowns in the game, capitalizing on a plan that called for several direct snaps to Brown with Ricky Williams also in the game.
The unit looked more like a finely tuned spread offense of the collegiate sorts Sunday, as Brown even completed a touchdown pass to tight end Anthony Fasano in the second half.
While Brown battered the Patriots' defense, quarterback Chad Pennington methodically picked away at New England's secondary, providing textbook offensive balance.
Pennington was precise and calculated. He completed 17 of his 20 passes for 226 yards.
On the defensive side of the football, the Dolphins were equally impressive. Linebacker Joey Porter, who said earlier this week that Miami would attack Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel as often as possible, led the storm of pressure.
Porter had two sacks in the first half, while rookie Phillip Merling added one. Defensive tackle Randy Starks also intercepted a pass that led to the Dolphins' first touchdown drive of the game.