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Would you feel better? Broncos and Jets

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Unlucky 13, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    So, in the last two weeks, we went out to Denver and lost by three to one of the best teams in the league. Then went to NYC and won by three against one of the worst teams in the league. 1-1, but it feels a bit empty and unsatisfying.

    Would you feel better if we'd gone out to Denver and got our doors blown off, 39-16. But, then gone to NYC and done the same to them, 36-13?

    I think I would. In the end, its the same record and same amount of points scored, but one big win would feel better than a close loss and last night's crap.
     
  2. PhinFan1968

    PhinFan1968 To 2020, and BEYOND! Club Member

    IDC about the point spreads...not one bit. We're 7-5, with control of making the playoffs w/o needing help. That's as good as can be expected at this point.
     
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  3. Ophinerated

    Ophinerated Preposterous!

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    Being in a position to make the playoffs with no help from anyone is a great feeling. However, we have to win out to keep that in our own control. Stressful times are upon us fans, once again. We must win out! GO PHINS! It's doable. I do like that we were able to compete to the end with two of the leagues elite offenses though.
     
  4. PhinFan1968

    PhinFan1968 To 2020, and BEYOND! Club Member

    Two of them (GB, Denver) and beat another (NE).

    I'm with ya!
     
  5. Georgia Fin

    Georgia Fin Fin For Life

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    Focus on this, We are playing meaningful football games in December.
     
  6. Ophinerated

    Ophinerated Preposterous!

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    You caught me before my edit. hahaha :cry:
     
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  7. vt_dolfan

    vt_dolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Honestly..

    Look how the team responded to winning last night's game.

    It was like just getting that win.. At the end in a close game.. It was like they got over some hump.

    The Jets games will always have to be viewed as though they are two even teams regardless of record. We hadn't won a prime time game in New York in years.. Five I think. I think our team got alot more confidence in that win.

    At this point in the season.. How you win games becomes much less important. You just need to win.
     
  8. CitizenSnips

    CitizenSnips hmm.

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    Every game is a different beast. I'm proud of yesterday's win. If anything this win feels more earned than the 37-0 win against SD.
     
  9. Sceeto

    Sceeto Well-Known Member

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    Parody runs rampant in the NFL. Any given Sunday, just take the win and be happy........for now. Next week is going to be very tough. Getting pressure and, especially, stopping Forsett will be a big challenge. Also, at this point, it becomes about attrition. We have some OL issues, but this team does not seem to fold like in the past. They've made some great adjustments and pulled through. Just have to hope.
     
  10. CaribPhin

    CaribPhin Guest

    Coming off of two six TD games, Ben Roethlisberger got handled in NY. I'll take it.
     
  11. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

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    A lot of people forget what the SB was like between the Seahawks and Broncos this past Jan... 43-8. Want to talk about a bad game? lol...

    I'll take an ugly win every time.
     
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  12. TooGoodForDez

    TooGoodForDez Deion Sanders for GM

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    Certainly not. I feel it's important to play competitive football consistently, especially against top teams, and we did that against the Broncos, as well as last night. The worst thing this year were week 2 and week 3 games, we were not competitive at Bills and v Chiefs. Games like that do not help build consistency, the way we played then is the way losers play.
     
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  13. Alex13

    Alex13 Welcome to the NEW Miami Club Member

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    you spend to much time on this, i don´t give a dame how we win our games at all
     
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  14. ChrisKo

    ChrisKo Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    How many games, divisions, conferences, and rings have the dynasty Patriots won off ugly games decided by a field goal? How many times is anyone brining those up when they discuss the Patriots decade of success?

    I'll take a W anyway it comes.
     
  15. ElNino

    ElNino Well-Known Member

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    Its not like denver pummeled the jets earlier this year either. Cinci was ugly vs Tampa Bay. I said earlier this season after seeing us dominate the chargers.....we just need wins. 6-3 or 49-0. They are all worth one hard earned W.
     
  16. NolePhin15

    NolePhin15 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely more satisfied the way the team actually did it. Had it been the other way it could easily be chalked up to "Well this team can beat the worst teams comfortably, but cant hang with the elite playoff teams" which I think has proven to not be the case.

    The win yesterday was a hard fought win, in primetime, against a hated rival that was playing in their defacto Super Bowl at home with absolutely nothing to lose. Ill take it.
     
  17. Hobiesailor

    Hobiesailor Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Whats really nice about this win, is we finally beat the Jets, in New York, on Monday Night Football.
     
  18. roy_miami

    roy_miami Well-Known Member

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    In one year...

    nobody will care.
     
  19. mroz

    mroz Tua tua tua choo choo tua tua tua choo choo Club Member

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    An ugly win is better then a pretty lose...
     
  20. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    I will, but I guess I'm in the minority. I cherish the big wins forever. I had memories of opening week 1995's 52-14 win running through my head all week leading up to this week's game. Blowout wins just make me feel better about life. I want more of them.
     
  21. ElNino

    ElNino Well-Known Member

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    Can't argue with that. They do have that effect!
     
  22. resnor

    resnor Derp Sherpa

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    Parody...is the rash of this simply a result of spell correct on phones? I'm sorry to point it out, but I'm a spelling guy. LOL
     
  23. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    I would feel better if teams weren't running for over 200 yards in the last two games and the front seven was looking like the strength of the team.
     
  24. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    parody:
    pair-uh-dee = a literary or musical work in which the style of an author or work is closely imitated for comic effect or in ridicule
    The Onion is a parody of regular news.

    parity:
    pair-eh-tee = the quality or state of being equal or equivalent
    The closeness of skill level between NFL teams is parity.
     
  25. Coloradotrv

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    Sure the pats said the same thing when we unleashed the Wildcat on them.

    The defensive performance should not be taken lightly against the jets in that first half. 200+ yards is way too much. However, the jets threw just about everything they could throw at us in that first half. 7 rushers, every running formation in Football. How do you prepare for that?

    Against the broncos, well it would appear CJ Anderson has flipped the switch and is becoming an outstanding rusher. Back to back 160yd+ games. Also running was not in the game plan because of Peyton Manning. Guaranteed that rush defense will be the focus this week in practice.
     
  26. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    200+ yards in the first half is historically bad.

    Also, Patriots missed the playoffs that year and Wildcat was very overrated by the fans. Miami was clearly beating the Patriots before they ran their first wildcat play and Pennington was passing all over them.
     
  27. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    For me it has nothing to do with the score and even the outcome is less important than how we looked. I would feel better if we weren't gashed for +200 rushing yards on consecutive weeks.
     
  28. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    Well, we looked really bad on both sides of the ball on Monday. Sturgis didn't look good either.
     
  29. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    To me the outcome is the only thing that matters. Ill gladly get gashed for 200 yards every week if we only allow 13 points.
     
  30. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    Allowed 36 points to a good quarterback.

    not every quarterback is going to be as bad as Geno.
     
  31. DolPhinPhan7

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    A close loss to a good team on the road is a nice moral victory. It doesn't make one feel better. Especially when the Dolphins had the lead going into the Fourth.

    It's easier to take a blowout loss than a loss that goes down to the last minute or two of the game.

    It became apparent that the Jets matched up well against the Dolphins, so I was much happier seeing them finally win a close game then seeing a third close loss.
     
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  32. roy_miami

    roy_miami Well-Known Member

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    100% agree.
     
  33. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

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    over there
    This again. :pity:
     
  34. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    What? Am I rehashing something, or you just don't like the way I think?
     
  35. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    That's short term thinking. Playing well results in more wins in the long run and is far more important than the outcome in any one game.
     

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