When was the last time you woke up on a Dolphins game day expecting Miami to win?
Today is such a day isn''t it?
The Dolphins, playing well of late and having pulled their record even at 4-4, are defending the home turf against the Seahawks. And understand that it ain't your daddy's Seahawks.
The Seahawks are 2-6. They are starting a backup quarterback. There are rumors that coach Mike Holmgren, in his final Seattle season, has lost some of his edge. And, the Seahawks are on the road where they are terrible.
So the Dolphins should win. And something else:
The Dolphins must win.
That's where we are now. Tony Sparano and Co. have done such a wonderful job of putting 1-15 behind them that we, or me at least, expect success. That's good.
It is good to have a team that not only wants to win, but expects to win. It is bad, however, if that team doesn't meet expectations. So there is officially now more pressure on the Fins to perform than there was earlier this year.
We'll see how they fare today.
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