Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Monday from around the web:
Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald credits the Dolphins’ defense for stepping up against the San Diego Chargers.
Morning take: It wasn’t pretty. The Dolphins gave up 435 yards of total offense. However, Miami only allowed one touchdown and kept the scoring low to pull out the 20-16 win.
Greg Stoda of the Palm Beach Post writes about the Dolphins containing tight end Antonio Gates.
Morning take: Miami’s defense made a concerted effort to keep Gates under wraps. He still had four catches for 52 yards and a touchdown. But it could have been worse.
John Congemi of the Dolphins' team site likes the way backup offensive lineman Sam Brenner stepped up in a big spot.
Morning take: Miami needed Brenner with center Mike Pouncey unable to play due to an illness. Brenner held his own despite being on the practice squad all season.
Dave Hyde of the Sun Sentinel provides 10 things he learned about the Dolphins.
Morning take: The most important thing is resilience. Miami has been through a lot of adversity but continues to fight. The Dolphins (5-5) are back in the wild-card race.