Miami Dolphins Quarterback Cleo Lemon was a major reason the Dolphins won their first game of the season 22-16 over the Ravens in overtime
December 16, 2007
(Philadelphia, Pa) --- All season everyone has been saying that the Patriots were not the only team chasing history (undefeated season) and that this year's Dolphins squad was bad enough to finish winless. The last team to achieve the unenviable lowlight were the 1976 Tampa Buccaneers who posted a 0-14 season.
Well everyone can stop with the speculation and jokes about the Dolphins as they showed that they may not be on the Patriots level, but they are good enough to take away a win in an NFL game. The Dolphins led by quarterback Cleo Lemon refused to lay down and fought from beginning to end as they pulled off a huge "get the monkey off our back" win over the reeling Baltimore Ravens 22-16 in overtime. Lemon connected with little used WR Greg Camarillo for a 64-yard touchdown pass to gain the relieving victory that left Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga in tears. Many snickered earlier this week when beleaguered Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron named Lemon the starter versus the Ravens, saying the season was already lost.
But the former Arkansas State quarterback got the last laugh as he threw for numbers of 23/39, 315 yards, one huge touchdown pass (game winner) and zero interceptions plus 12 rushing yards. With the win you know the fifth-year pro will get another chance to start next week. In that game, the Dolphins try to help their 1972 brethren and beat the Patriots (14-0) in Foxboro to stop their quest of an undefeated season.
--- Submitted by Lloyd Vance