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What has been the key to the Dolphins' turnaround?


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5:37 p.m. EDT October 29, 2015

USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero says the Dolphins have a chance to prove they’re legit when they face the Patriots on Thursday Night Football.

The Miami Dolphins have turned around a seemingly lost season, going 2-0 after firing head coach Joe Philbin.

Interim coach Dan Campbell has made Miami look like a different team, though its first real test comes Monday night against the New England Patriots.

We asked our NFL staff:

What is the primary reason for the Dolphins’ resurgence since Philbin’s firing?

LINDSAY H. JONES

There certainly seems to be validity to the idea that the Dolphins are just playing harder under interim head coach Dan Campbell than they did for fired coach Joe Philbin, and they certainly appeared tougher and more motivated over the past two weeks. But I’ll point to a football reason for the Dolphins improvement – and that’s the emergence and reliance on running back Lamar Miller. Miller was…

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