Who were these guys?

In the first three quarters of Sunday's game against Buffalo, the Dolphins looked just as bad as they did two weeks at Cleveland -- and that was something that was very difficult to do. And there was no, absolutely no, reason to think that what we would witness would be the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in franchise history.

The offensive line was having an atrocious day, with pre-snap penalties by Rex Hadnot (two), Damion McIntosh, Stockar McDougle and Seth McKinney, and an embarrassing play where both McDougle and left guard Jeno James never got out of their stance as Buffalo blitzers raced untouched to sack Gus Frerotte for a safety and give him a concussion at the same time.

That brought Sage Rosenfels in the game, and, really, did anyone expect him to do anything after his atrocious performance at Cleveland?

Especially after his first pass was a short-hop to Wes Welker.

But the Dolphins somehow managed. They kept making plays in the fourth quarter, particularly Chris Chambers, who overcame two drops and a lost fumble, to put together the most productive receiving day in franchise history.

The Dolphins came up with the stops, this after a first quarter when the defense gave up three touchdowns, all of them to wide receiver Lee Evans.

It was truly an unbelievable reversal of fortune and one that really came out of nowhere.

Where does this leave the Dolphins?

Well, that's an interesting question. For the short term, it's nice to finally have a two-game winning streak and it was nice to see the Dolphins finally be able to come through from close in at the end of the game.

The quarterback situation will be watched closely this week after Frerotte's concussion, and maybe this comeback will provide the boost needed for Rosenfels if he's asked to start next Sunday's game at San Diego.

In terms of the big picture, we're still not ready to start talking playoffs, even though New England is having a tough time with the Jets as we're writing this.

The road is still a very tough one for Miami and, besides, we'd rather savor the magic of this victory than concern ourselves with playoffs.

Because, not to rain on anyone's parade, but this was Buffalo the Dolphins beat last week. And it was the Raiders last week.

But nothing can take away from what was accomplished Sunday. It was truly an incredible comeback and one of the most exciting finishes in team history, rivaling the Monday night victory over New England last year or a last-minute victory against the Jets in 1985.

That this comeback was so unexpected, so improbable, made it that much sweeter.

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