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Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano has changed his ways.
After the Dolphins lost their first six games, Sparano eased up in his players' routine and solicited their feedback on how to improve the gloomy mood. He made practices later, shorter and less rigorous. He even altered the way the team stretched.
A dramatic turnaround came one week later. After starting 0-7, the Dolphins have outscored opponents by 85 points while winning four of their past five games. The latest blowout came Sunday, when Miami beat AFC West leader Oakland 34-14.
The Dolphins remain last in the AFC East at 4-8, and reports persist that Sparano will be fired after the season. But the recent rebound will make owner Stephen Ross' decisions about offseason moves more difficult.
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What a finish, the 2011 Miami Dolphins are roaring to the finish line, not vice versa, with a screeching halt.
Not since Coach Tony Sparano and QB Chad Pennington took the AFC by storm in 2008 have the Dolphins played with this much vigor, talent, and vitality.
After another sound defeat of the AFC West leading Oakland Raiders the ‘Fins have come into the latter half...
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On a day decorated in wistful nostalgia, the Dolphins on Sunday treated their fans to something else that stirred the memory, like a dear friend seldom seen and nearly forgotten who suddenly reappears: Good, old-fashioned dominance.
It’s hard to imagine there has ever been a 4-8 team in NFL history playing any better than the Miami Dolphins are right now. Miami dismantled Oakland 34-14 on Sunday in a game that was 34-0 before the Raiders added two meaningless touchdowns late in the game. Think about what Miami has accomplished since starting…
The Miami Dolphins had lost their first seven games this season, but Raiders head coach Hue Jackson had told anyone who asked that Miami is a good football team.
“I’m expecting a team that’s really good,” he told the Bay Area News Group’s Jerry McDonald Saturday. “The one with the balanced attack that’s a really good team. What they did earlier in the year has nothing...
MIAMI There was no subtlety or nuance involved in the Raiders' 34-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Joe Rimkus Jr. Miami Herald
Raiders tight end Kevin Boss reaches for a pass intercepted by Miami's Kevin Burnett, who scored on a 34-yard return.
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• Impact player: Kicker Dan Carpenter returned from injury to make an immediate impact. He kicked field goals of 48 and 33 yards in the first quarter to give the Dolphins a 6-0 lead.