It's fair to say Mike McDaniel's coaching debut was a success. The Dolphins beat their hated AFC East rival the Patriots 20-7 behind 307 yards of offense and no turnovers.
While Miami's defense was very much responsible for Sunday's win, the offense made plays when it had to, and McDaniel put it in positions to succeed.
A prime example: his call on fourth-and-7 from the Patriots' 42 with 24 seconds left in the first half. The Dolphins, already up 10-0, lined up to go for it, prompting CBS's Adam Archuleta to say he didn't like the call.
The result, however, disagreed. Tua Tagovailoa threw a strike to Jaylen Waddle over the middle in between three Patriots defenders, and Waddle housed it to give the Dolphins a 17-0 lead going into halftime.
Tyreek Hill had a big debut for the Dolphins. Of Tagovailoa's 270 passing yards, 94 went to Hill on eight receptions, cementing a connection Hill cultivated with his words all summer.