After two tough losses on the road, the Dolphins will finally christen newly upgraded and enclosed “Hard Rock Stadium” today at 1 p.m. and are in desperate need of a win. The good news is the Cleveland Browns are a perfect bumbling foe to get that win.
The Browns will make modern NFL history when rookie Cody Kessler will start at QB becoming the fifth different starting QB in the last five games dating back to the end of last season. Cleveland also once again demonstrated their inept ways when they blew a 20-2 advantage at home last week and lost against Baltimore.
Meanwhile, Miami lost a heart breaker in the final minute on 4th down week one in Seattle and then after trailing by 28 points to New England last week, the Dolphins stormed back to close within 31-24. And, they actually had the ball with seconds remaining trying to throw into the endzone for the final tying TD before the clock ran out.
There will be no RB Arian Foster, who is out with a groin injury re-aggravated last week in Foxboro. We wrote about Rookie Kenyan Drake from Alabama and how he may get more touches this week.
Finally, the Dolphins realize that if they can’t put this opponent away, then they will already trail the Patriots by three games in the AFC East and we aren’t out of September, yet.
Most likely though, they win and win convincingly, in South Florida.