Miami morning take: Reaction Monday

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.