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Dolphins get the final word

Posted by Albert Breer  November 1, 2009 06:20 PM

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Brown said of the Jets, "I don’t really like these guys much. It’s making it a lot easier to play this game." And he added with the Patriots, the Dolphins -- now 3-0 in division play -- will have a chance to measure themselves.

"I feel like we made some strides as a team and we’re in the thick of things, but to give them credit, everyone respects them as an opponent," Brown said. "You can’t take them lightly, although the last few years they haven’t been where they wanted to be. We won last year, but last year doesn’t really mean anything. They’re a big opponent and the respect factor is there."

The Dolphins have shown their fight.

Through a devastating loss to the Saints, and a 2-4 start, Sunday's result showed what Miami has in their group. So how much have they proven?

"We bad mothe ... Nah, we alright," Porter said, pausing there for affect. "We didn’t prove too much of anything. We won our third game of the season, but it was big because it was a division game. We proved we could still finish. They were knocking us a little bit because we were losing games, where we didn’t finish. We did today."

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