LINEUP WATCH: In Week 1, the Dolphins running game — especially their in-between-the-tackles running game — struggled while Reggie Bush gained 38 yards on 11 carries against the Patriots. But rookie Daniel Thomas provided a spark to the running game against the Texans. Thomas finished with 107 yards on 18 carries and could have secured a larger role for himself in the process.
STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
-- CB Vontae Davis left a game early for the second consecutive week. Davis suffered a hamstring injury against the Texans. His status for the Dolphins' upcoming game at Cleveland is unknown.
-- RB Reggie Bush again struggled against the Texans. He gained just 18 yards rushing but Coach Tony Sparano said his role wouldn't change.
-- Rookie H-back Charles Clay sat out his second consecutive game with a hamstring injury. Clay hasn't seen the field since the Dolphins' second preseason game, a victory against Carolina.
-- Reserve WR Roberto Wallace was also inactive on Sunday for the Dolphins. Wallace has been sidelined with a leg injury and didn't practice in the week leading into the game against the Texans.
-- RB Daniel Thomas became the first Dolphins rookie since Ronnie Brown in 2005 to run for 100 yards. Thomas gained 107 yards on 18 carries.