This afternoon at Sun Life Stadium, the Miami Dolphins in front of a sparse home crowd of nearly 50,000 beat a San Diego Chargers team seeking a chance at the playoffs. Given that the Dolphins had been embattled over the weekend after learning that their offensive line would lose center Mike Pouncey to gall bladder and kidney issues, the Dolphins found a way to win.
In the closing seconds with only 7 seconds to go, inside the Dolphins 30 yard line, Phillip Rivers lofted a high spiraling pass only for cornerback Brent Grimes to get up and knock the ball away thus ending the game and sealing the win for Miami.
One of the things that stood out for Miami, that despite a makeshift line of Sam Brenner (undrafted rookie from Utah) at left guard, Nate Garner at Center (first start at this position in the NFL ever), the Dolphins looked quicker inside, helped provide second level blocking on big runs by Daniel Thomas. For some reason, with Brenner in there, who was starting his first NFL game, the Dolphins looked solid upfront, disciplined, and like an offensive line that had been playing more than just one game together.no comments