The Final Word From Thursday's Win

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By now, you probably know everything that has to do with our Thanksgiving victory against the Miami Dolphins. You know Tony rebounded nicely from a rough first quarter to make some great plays late to lead us to victory. You know Dan Bailey is money. You know the defense again made an inferior quarterback look fantastic. Even so, let’s take one final look at our 20-19 nail-biting win.

-I’m completely baffled that Laurent Robinson didn’t make the San Diego roster this fall (Is Romo that much better than Rivers?). He has been a godsend to the team so far, filling in for Miles and really becoming the 3rd WR that this team sorely needed. Just imagine the weapons Romo will have at his disposal when Miles comes back.

-Felix has done barely anything (literally with zero carries) since coming back from his injury. His kick returns really don’t merit a mention here, either. I think Murray showed last week how he can be an every down back, and even catch balls out of the backfield. We have a superstar on our hands, people.

-So which aspect of our defense is more at fault- the pass rush or the secondary? Granted, our cornerbacks and safeties are getting picked apart by the likes of Matt Moore and Rex Grossman, but Ware, and possibly Spencer, are the lone bright spots for the pass rush. Rob Ryan has this awful tendency to rush three guys in clutch third downs so he can put as many bodies in coverage as possible. That strategy may work in Madden, but it hasn’t seemed to work the past few weeks. The defense needs to tighten up now, especially with Larry Fitzgerald on the horizon.

-The special teams units still leave something to be desired. Felix really hasn’t done anything with kicks (18.5 yards average?), but Dez gave us a lift with that 20 yard punt return in the 4th quarter. Don’t even get me started on the coverage units. Does anybody realize that Patrick Peterson will be returning kicks on Sunday? Oy.

Yes, we did get the win. Yes, we are solely in first place, thanks to the Saints destroying the Giants on MNF. But, there are still many areas to improve (on all sides of the ball) based on the last few games. We better be focused on Peterson, Fitzgerald, and Wells (who dropped 200 yards last week) if we want to keep this winning streak going into the big Giants game on December 11th.

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