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Dolphins get back to .500, stay perfect under Dan Campbell

Lamar Miller


More and more teams are going to start scheduling Oklahoma drills like the Dolphins.

Of course, they might be better off just scheduling the Texans if they want to get themselves right.

The Dolphins rolled to a dominant 44-26 win over the Texans Sunday, moving them to 3-3 overall and 2-0 under interim coach Dan Campbell. It was 41-0 at halftime, and missing a PAT was seemingly the only thing the Dolphins did wrong.

Whether it’s his tough-guy ways, a return to fundamentals or just catching bad opponents at the right time (after rolling the Titans 38-10 last week), the Dolphins appear to be responding to Campbell and having fun.

Of course, it helps that they ran like a team possessed — Lamar Miller has rushed for 113 and 175 yards in the two games since Campbell took over, after totaling just 131 in the first four.

But the Texans had plenty to do with this one as well, as they slouched to 2-5, and got worse news with running back Arian Foster being carted off late with an Achilles injury.

Poor Brian Hoyer was 23-of-49 passing for 273 yards and three touchdowns and an interception returned for a score, but they weren’t inclined to make a change, not after backup Ryan Mallett missed the team plane to Miami. He was dressed as the backup, but probably only because he’s the only other quarterback on their 53-man roster (Zac Dysert is on the practice squad and Tom Savage is on IR).

But the Dolphins gashed the Texans defense for big plays early, as the five offensive touchdowns were from 53, 50, 10, 54 and 85 yards out.

Ryan Tannehill was 18-of-19 passing, for 282 yards and four touchdows, giving him a perfect passer rating of 158.3.