The Unabashed Blogorrhea stirring and shaking and some rapid reviewing of the Texans kicking off their 10th season and for the most part kicking around the Dolphins for their seventh win in the series without a loss. And a third straight win in Week One.
Oh, and the first knock into the most hyped hard-knock season in franchise history.
The game turns in the final 8:00 first half after a largely lackluster start that had them shutout first period with Schaub firing 3-8 in his first return since the fluke injury in Tampa that ended his 2011.
Johnathan Joseph with the first Wade-way signature play of the game, jumping a slant route and victimizing rookie Ryan Tannehill. Tack on a nifty return and roughing penalty and the Kubiak Crew is set up 12 yards from the end zone. The first scoring "drive" of 2012 is for minus-10 yards. Shayne Graham salvages a chip-shot field goal for the tie.
Six plays into Miami's follow-up possession, J.J. Watt swats a second pass, Cushing corrals for a second take away on Tannehill. Turns into a Foster touchdown for 10-3.
First play into Miami's next series, Watt swats his third pass of the afternoon for yet another interception, this time courtesy Kareem Jackson. Turns into a second Foster touchdown for 17-3.
First play into Miami's next series, Glover Quin applies the hammer-hit on Daniel Thomas. Danieal Manning claims the recovery, a third Dolphin turnover in three plays turns into the first Schaub-Andre touchdown connection since Week Two of 2011. Against the Dolphins. And part of Johnson's return to the elite NFL living with eight grabs for 119 yards.
So, the Texans cash in for 24 points on four turnovers over nine Miami offensive snaps to close out the first half. The Fish are deep fried. With a side of wasabi.
A day for the defense against the Dolphins, completely flipping the game and posting their owon sort of shutout thanks to the last stand in the final 5:00 from inside the Texans 10. And any Texans activity would not be complete without a deep ball hit over the head of Kareem for sizable real estate (this time 34 yards) where he simply can't turn and create ball awareness quickly enough to break-up the completion. He's good for at least one such per officially sanctioned NFL week.
In stark contrast to their unworthy opening day opponent, the Kubiak Crew is clean. No turnovers, five relatively meaningless penalties, a final 20-point margin despite a pedestrian rush day from Foster/Tate and a special teams snafu which allows Miami's only end zone visit.
On their way to another double-digit win total, a second straight AFC South title, hoping for so much more.