We can't help but see this game through the prism of the young quarterbacks. We've been expecting Tannehill to catch up with his 2012 draft class. He was sensational last week and terrific in the fourth quarter this time around. These are the types of wins that will get the rest of the country to notice. Fourteen years after Dan Marino's retirement, the Dolphins finally have a franchise quarterback again.
Here's what else we learned from Miami's win:
- Atlanta's offensive line troubles have caused the Falcons to focus on a quick-release, short-passing offense. It worked for most of the day, but the Falcons really need Roddy White to get healthy. He caught two passes for 16 yards while hobbling around once again. Julio Jones had 115 yards, but Snelling was the next most effective receiver. Tony Gonzalez has only 93 yards through three games. That whole "skipping training camp" plan isn't working out.
- The Falcons' defense did a lot of good things considering they lost Kroy Biermann and Sean Weatherspoon for the season last week. But the unit gave up three touchdowns in three Dolphins red zone trips. Atlanta was only two for five in the red zone. The Falcons already trail the Saints by two games in the NFC South.