Dolphins fans show their spirit before home opener

  • Fans line up along "tailgate row" in the Sun Life Stadium parking lot before the Miami Dolphins take on the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. LUISA YANEZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A young Miami Dolphins fan plays catch in the parking lot of Sun Life Stadium before the Fins' home opener again the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Despite a strong rain shower just before kickoff, Miami Dolphins fans arrive at Sun Life Stadium in full gear - and ponchos - for the Fins' home opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. LUISA YANEZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A diehard Miami Dolphins fan shows her team spirit in the Sun Life Stadium parking lot before the Fins' home opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A Miami Dolphins fan reacts as the Atlanta Falcons score in first quarter during the Fins' home opener at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / STAFF PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins fans get wacky in the fans section near the end zone during the second half of the Fins' home opener against the Atlanta Falcons. LUISA YANEZ / STAFF PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins fans watch as the Fins drive for their first touchdown in the second quarter as they play the Atlanta Falcons at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / STAFF PHOTO