Vitales View with Fans After Wembley Game
Gino Vitale from Finatics.com checks in with British fans, US fans, and fans from all over the world after the Raiders - Dolphins game at Wembley to get their view of the game, the Miami Dolphins from a non US perspective, and all kinds of crazy randomness.
Raiders just what Dolphins Needed in 38-14 Thrashing
After the Dolphins defense shook off the jet lag and spotted the Oakland Raiders with 7 points in the first quarter, the Miami team of Week 1 returned in full regalia and scored 38 unanswered points for a dominating 38-14 victory in Week 4 at London's Wembley Stadium in front of a 83,436 sell-out crowd.
Miami now heads into the bye week at 2-2 and should see Mike Pouncey and hopefully Knowshon Moreno back in action against the Green Bay Packers at home at Sun Life Stadium. Ryan Tannehill had his best game in this early season with 278 yards and two touchdowns. The offensive line opened big holes for both Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas, who rushed for 134 yards in total along with Tannehill.
The defense looked very tight for most of the game, with Grimes, Wilson, and Aikens nabbing interceptions and Finnegan with a great fumble return for a game sealing touchdown. The score actually could have been worse, but a fumble in the end zone by Lamar Miller stopped a drive late in the game. It also seemed like CB Will Davis was targeted a lot by the Oakland offense, but at the end of the day it did not seem to matter.
A great victory, two teams going in different directions, and something to build on with a tough Green Bay team coming to town in two weeks. It's time to rest and get healthy and continue the momentum early in this season.
It was great to see the Wembley arch lit up in Aqua after the game, and the pints for some reason just happened to taste even better!
The Dolphins Scorch the Earth After Sunday's Loss
Everything about Sunday's Dolphins - Chiefs game was wrong even before the game started.
The game was touted as "Aqua Out" Sunday. Fans were encouraged to wear aqua. The Dolphins even gave away aqua tee shirts to the first 65,000 fans in attendance.
The end zones were painted in aqua.
But guess what? The team sets foot on the field in all white uniforms. WTF?
Lots more about Sunday's game can be said that was wrong. But now it's time to scorch the earth and start new. Literally, as seen in this video:
Dolphins are on the road next week as they take on the 0-3 Raiders in London at Wembley.