Originally written on Phins Phocus  |  Last updated 11/18/14
For the first time since the 2008 season, Dolphins fans have the pleasure of looking at the NFL standings only to see that Miami is in a tie for first in the AFC East. At 3-3, the team has surpassed all the expectations set for them by both the media and the fan base.The Dolphins are one of six teams that have a week 7 bye and while many would argue that rest at this point in the season will only stop the team's momentum, it will actually benefit Miami going forward. Although the 'Fins have battled back from a 1-3 record to imporve to .500, the past four games have taken a toll on the players both physically and mentally. A knee injury has slowed down star running back Reggie Bush and the decline in production is evident in his stat line over the course of the first six games. Against Oakland and New York, Bush averaged over six yards a carry however once the team wrapped up a win against St. Louis, that total dropped to under two yards per carry. The extra rest will do Bush well, i...
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