Yes, Fins fans. That really happened. Sunday was not a weird acid flashback to your Dan Marino druggie glory days. The Dolphins scored 33 points, the Patriots scored only 20, and Tom Brady even got a little weepy on the bench at the end.
Fins running back Knowshon Moreno drowned the New England Patriots in his beautiful badassery as the Dolphins overcame a poor start in the first half to rack up 23 unanswered points on the way to a signature win to kick off the season. Yes, the man known for his own Iguazu Falls-like tears during the National Anthem, a man who came into Dolphins camp overweight, put the team on his back, and racked up 134 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries. The dude was one BAD MUDDA.
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Moreno also had some help in the second half from Cameron Wake -- THE KRAKEN HIMSELF -- who was just an absolute rabid, quarterback-feasting Cujo on defense in a way that will no doubt result in several sleepless nights consisting of haunting nightmares of a slobbering, angry Hell-beast wearing a number 91 jersey coming right for Tom Brady and his annoyingly beautiful family.
VICTORY MONDAY!!! Never leave us again, football.
The Dolphins return to action Sunday at 1 p.m. on the road against the Buffalo Bills.