One month ago, the Miami Dolphins were struggling to find a way to win games, now they have just won three games in a row and has head coach Tony Sparano done enough to save his job? The Miami Dolphins were in the QB Andrew Luck Sweepstakes just a month ago, but they appear to have found a solid option under center, QB Matt Moore.
Despite starting the season 0-7, the Dolphins were not a terrible team, losing three of those games by just three points. The team has continued to play hard for head coach Sparano down the line and now they find themselves winners of their third straight game after dismantling the Buffalo Bills 35-8 yesterday.
The Dolphins were a team which struggled to score offensive points and now has racked up 86 points in the last three games. The defense has stepped up as well, yielding just 20 points in those games as well. You can make an argument that the Dolphins haven’t played the toughest of opponents in this stretch, but just a month ago, we were discussing whether or not the Dolphins would even record one win this season.
Miami is now just the third NFL team in league history to win three straight games after starting the season 0-7.
Two players have really helped to spur this win streak for the Miami Dolphins. RB Reggie Bush and QB Matt Moore. Bush has found the endzone four times in the Dolphins last three games. Missing from the Miami offense at the start of the season, Bush has found his groove in November.
QB Matt Moore’s performance has been more than impressive. Starting with their first win of the season in Kansas City, Moore has been electric for the Dolphins offense. He is not racking up huge yardage totals, but he is scoring touchdowns. Moore has thrown three touchdowns twice in the current streak and has passer ratings of 147/.5 (against Kansas City) and 133.3 (against Buffalo).
These players never quit on Tony Sparano. The suddenly surging Dolphins now travel to Dallas on a short week after the Cowboys struggled to win on the road in Washington. If the Dolphins upset the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day in front of a national audience, head coach Tony Sparano might just save his job for 2012.