Dolphins contain Big Ben, get O going
MIAMI — Just when it appeared hope was lost for another season, the Dolphins flipped the script and offered a glimmer of hope.
Miami rushed for a season-high 222 yards, led by running back Jay Ajayi's career-best 204-yard effort. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill and wide receiver Jarvis Landry also were solid.
The offensive line of center Mike Pouncey, left guard Laremy Tunsil, left tackle Branden Albert, right guard Jermon Bushrod and right tackle Ja'Wuan James played together for the first time all year and kept Tannehill from getting sacked, a rare feat.
Basically, this was the day coach Adam Gase thought would be coming for a long time.
"It's definitely a glimpse of what we can do," Tannehill said. "Now we just have to show up every week like this."
Afterward, the Dolphins basked in their physical domination against a team with a reputation for being physical.
"It's weird," Bushrod said. "After a win, I don't feel as sore."