Phin Tank: Analyzing Miami’s win over Detroit and previewing Sunday’s game (includes video story)

FIU’s #1 Dolphins’ show is back for another episode, this time recapping Miami’s impressive win over the Detroit Lions.

Tua Tagovailoa and the Fins eventually took control of this game after a rocky start saw them down early. The Lions jumped out to a quick 14-7 lead in the first quarter and were able to score on each of their first five possessions. Miami’s defense held Detroit to zero second-half points; as a result, Mike McDaniel’s squad escaped Ford Field with a big W.

Our boys then took a look ahead at the Dolphins’ week 9 matchup against the 3-5 Chicago Bears. Each host gave insight on how they expect Sunday’s exhibition to play out, as well as final score predictions for the game.

The Dolphins will be on the road for the second straight week as they head to Soldier Field for Sunday’s 1 p.m. matchup. The game will be broadcast in South Florida on CBS4.

Anthony Blanco is a senior majoring in Digital Journalism with hopes of pursuing a career in sports journalism. Anthony is passionate about covering sports and hopes to one day make his passion his profession.


Moises Pinell is a student at FIU majoring in communications with a track in Digital Media. He enjoys editing videos related to sports and business. He aspires to work for a television network, the Miami Heat, or in the film industry.

Alfredo Banegas is a junior at Florida International University majoring in digital journalism hoping to combine his passion of sports and writing to become a sports writer. Alfredo looks to make positive changes in the way sports are covered in today’s media landscape.

Esteban Rodriguez is a sophomore majoring in TV/Broadcast media. He is a producer for Caplin News and FIU's Sports show, Sideline. He hopes to pursue this path of producing for Sports Networks and/or Hollywood in the Film Industry.