It was bizzaro world last weekend as Chad Henne suddenly resembled a competent quarterback and the Miami Dolphins used a strong passing attack to hang with the New England Patriots, at least for a bit. While the Patriots pulled away in the end, thanks to a 99-yard Wes Welker touchdown, Henne did open some eyes in the process. On Sunday, he'll face the Houston Texans in a difficult matchup, compounded by Arian Foster returning to the lineup for the Texans.
Peter King picked the Dolphins, but just barely -- calling for a 24-23 Miami win. King calls it a must-win, which is interesting in that it's the second game of the season.
"I thought all along this would be the key game for Miami," Chad Pennington, the former Dolphin, told me this week. "You figured they'd probably lose to New England, and so this was the one they absolutely have to get." Look at the schedule. What a weird near future for Miami. Five of the next six games are on the road. Three-game road trip, one at home, then a two-gamer on the road. Miami's good enough to win this game. Crazy to think it, but it IS almost a must-win for them to not fall way far behind (with the looming schedule) in a division with two very good teams.