I think it is. And here's why: 1. The Miami Dolphins 2011 season hinges on this game. I know we were 0-2 in 2008 and made the playoffs, but historically, it just doesn't happen much. And unless Tom Brady tears his ACL again, I don't think it happens. Not to mention we head on the road for a 3 game road stretch that sees us face 2 Super Bowl caliber teams & a team that historically gets the better of us (recent history anywho). 2. The fan base' attention/attendance is on the line. If the Dolphins suffer another home loss, making them losers of 11 of their last 12 home games, Bud Light & Stephen Ross better keep their checkbooks open. The fans will completely shut out and start talking about Andrew Luck, Bill Cowher, and the such. 3. Tony Sparano's job depends on it. If Tony Sparano loses another game, it won't be the Miami Heat he's feeling. He's going to be hearing it from the fan base, the media, and possibly his team. Another home loss would be devastating to his chances of being retained at season's end. Unless some miraculous 2008 occurrence comes along again. 4. Chad Henne's job depends on it. Although Chad played well, if the team doesn't win and they bring in another coach, there is a very good chance he drafts his guy and Chad goes on his way. 5. Jeff Ireland's job depends on it. As much as Steven Ross seems to have given Jeff Ireland his stamp of approval, if he goes out searching for Bill Cowher or another figurehead, the chances of Ireland sticking around are slim. I think the Houston Texans are a good football team, but not New England Patriots good. Their offense could pose some problems, but I'm not yet a believer in their defense. I always feel like Miami should come away with a win against these guys, but never do. Well, they better on Sunday or else it could get worse.