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Live blog of statement game Dolphins vs. Colts

INDIANAPOLIS -- Statement game. But tough game.

On defense, there is reason to worry about the Dolphins vers the Colts today. That's the cornerback spot. Yes, Dimitri Patterson is active and playing. But he's nursing a groin injury and was limited in practice all week long and will only play vs the slot receiver.

That means Nolan Carroll will start at cornerback. Ouch! Yes, the Dolphins have confidence in Carroll. I don't. Sorry.

Patterson, meanwhile, has shown himself somewhat fragile in his time with the Dolphins -- getting hurt in his one game with Miami last year and getting hurt in his first game this year.

If Patterson can avoid re-injury, great. All good.

If, however, he tweaks the injury, you will see Jimmy Wilson against T.Y. Hilton in the slot. Not a good matchup for Miami.

As I wrote in my column in The Herald today, this game between the Dolphins and Colts will be a statement about the 2013 Dolphins. They win today and they are squarely and rightly considered playoffs contenders and even AFC East contenders.

How else to describe it after winning on the road, against a good quarterback leading a playoff team from a year ago?

Lose, however, and it'll look a lot like the Dolphins of the past few years.

In other issues, this is a big game for Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas. Neither had a particularly stellar preseason. Neither was very good last week in the regular season opener. One of them needs to show up today because if they don't, I won't be surprised if the Dolphins' personnel department starts looking elsewhere for help.

Beenie Wells, Willis McGahee, Michael Turner and Cedric Benson are out there and the trade deadline is next month.

The inactives today are: Pat Devlin, Danny Watkins, Dallas Thomas, Jamar Taylor Mike Gillislee, JoshKaddu, Danny Watkins and Will Davis.

Jared Odrick will continue to start at defensive tackle over Randy Starks. As he did last week.

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"Oh, we're so good now that we're 2-0 and we're going to go the Super Bowl and win it. Just like in 2010 when we started off 2-0."

- Dolphin fans

a win is a win but...."COME ON MAN" x3..!!!

the #3 "COME ON MAN" play is courtesy of TYSON CLABO, a sack given up by clabo mid game shows CLABO just standing there watching the defense end run right by him as he does nothing.
the #2 "COME ON MAN" play is courtesy of BRENT GRIMES, brent is an excellent defensive back and i do NOT wish to bash him, it's more of a reaction error then failure but...on a deep conversion where he was covering t.y. hilton, GRIMES went for the pick instead of simply knocking the ball down, he is definately taking the offseason theme of more turn overs to heart and may need to re-priorities critical game time decisions.
the #3 and truly laughable "COME ON MAN" is courtesy of none other then our #3 overall pick in this years draft DION JORDAN.. with the game and clock slipping away in the fourth quarter DION JORDAN was WELL within reach to put his money where his mouth was and deliver a demoralizing monster sack to deny a first down, and all that dion did was LIGHTLY push the oversized QB who then scrambled for a first down...happy to get the win, but with being the 3rd overall pick of the draft, this has GOT to make monday nights #1 choice for "COME ON MAN"!!!

How good is Grimes.......!
2 games Hartline and Gibson game 1 . Wallace Lamar and Clay game 2.
D top 5
Tannehill top 10

"I bang my son"
- Prometheus

Woodshed Gang
I talk smack to you because you took issue with my belief that soldiers are victims...and the fact that I don't much care for their insecure and pathetic efforts which involve incessantly campaigning for people's approval. You've claimed that you've fought for my "rights'. Yet here you are trying to silence my words simply because you believe something else (or are brainwashed to believe something else). You can't be a communist and an American soldier dude. Choose a side.

Look at Fire Ross and Prometheus act like big guys.....pathetic......hiding behind a keyboard

Please let the weekly negative comments fly, and let Armando and the whole Herald Dolphin beat writers say their peace how this 2nd road win of the season just isn't quite good enough. Also throw in some controversy from the locker room or the plane ride home to really spice up things up. I'm sure you guys can dig up something. 2-0 BABY!!! Most importantly, a potential tie-breaker in our favor come December. Everyone out there open your beverage of choice and enjoy this one. Every win in the NFL is important. HOW 'BOUT THEM DOLPHINS!! Enjoy tonight, fix the mistakes, and then move on to Atlanta. 2-0 feels really good! FINS UP!!!

scotty and the haters must be hating this. completely shut down luck in the second half, and probably dropped 2-3 ints or it could have been worse.

fire ross, Miami 2-0 defense has stepped it up, tannehill looked so much better than luck today and still you have a problem. pathetic

Sherman needs to go down on his needs to s__k every defensive players c___ks for bailing the offense out...

Sherman needs to go down on his needs to s__k every defensive players c___ks for bailing the offense out...

Sorry my phins fan for being rude and classless but Sherman sucks.

You can't be a communist and an American soldier dude. Choose a side.

I'm neither. As I've said from the beginning, I'm a Marine. If you can't tell the difference between a Marine and a Soldier, you haven't earned the right to complain about either. Game over.

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