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As we mentioned yesterday, the Miami Dolphins completed their best game by far of the season last Sunday with a 33-17 win over the Oakland Raiders. And while many questions were answered on the field during the rout, the big question for fans of the team still remains – will you be there to see the Dolphins’ next game in person against the Cleveland Browns? Here’s a tip for you – even though NFL games may seem like they are a hard ticket to come by, there are always tickets available at MiamiDolphinsTickets.com! That’s right – here at MiamiDolphinsTickets.com, we have a great selection of Miami Dolphins tickets to EVERY game this season, home and away, in addition to great VIP and tailgate packages. You can see your Miami Dolphins in style just the way you want, but make sure you do it by starting your search at MiamiDolphinsTickets.com!

So we know all about Chad Henne’s epic comeback performance against the Raiders, but if there is one thing that true football fans know, it is that quarterbacks can’t do it all alone. This game seemed doomed from the start, seeing as how Henne’s health was still in question and knowing coming in that star receiver Brandon Marshall had to sit out as well for a lingering hamstring issue. But the receiving corps sure didn’t seem to notice – or at least they didn’t want the fans to notice – because they had their best day as a group yet. Davone Bess had a breakout day, catching six passes for 111 yards, while Brian Hartline hauled in four catches for 75 yards, and, in the surprise of the day, Marlon Moore even caught one pass. But this just wasn’t just any catch – it was a 57-yarder for a TD, meaning that, believe it or not, while Moore has three receptions on the season and Marshall has 58, they now have the exact same number of TDs. True story.

The Fins’ success in the air, however, was undoubtedly assisted by the success the running game had on the ground. Ronnie Brown recorded 24 carries in his last three games combined prior to Sunday, but he had that same amount of touches against Oakland in that one game alone. Much of the same could be said for Ricky Williams, who carried the ball 16 total times in the previous three games but had 20 on Sunday, one of which resulted in a 45-yard score. In all, the rushing game carried the ball 49 times for 186 yards, which is less than 80 yards shy of what the Raiders totaled on offense the entire day. The Fins have shied away from their running game as the season has progressed, but it will be interesting to see from this point forward how this dynamic duo will be integrated into the Dolphins’ play-calling.

Tune in tomorrow for more on the defensive side of the ball and the impact they made on this important win as well.