Three Things of note after the
Thing 1: Now do you see why these 1 p.m. starts are a big deal?
And how this hurry-up offense can help the Dolphins' mask a litany of deficiencies, even if leads to more running than passing?
Sure, it helped that the Raiders are a mediocre bunch that was making the dreaded three-time-zone trip east for an early afternoon start. But the Dolphins, in giving Joe Philbin his first win as an
"We felt like slowly but surely we started to break their spirit a little bit,"
That's how you get a final rushing yardage disparity of 263-23.
Those 373 passing yards for
Thing 2: This is the first time the Dolphins have been .500 since Dec. 19, 2010 -- the week after the Sal Alosi Game.
"He laughed and I said, 'You don't understand. This is a big deal,' " Odrick said. "It just feels good to get a win after the way we started last season [0-7]."
Thing 3: This time the Dolphins went 3 for 3 in the red zone, scoring touchdowns each time.
They also owned third down, holding the Raiders to 1-for-12 in those spots while going 10 for 18 (including fourth down) themselves.