Greg Cote

How satisfied are you with the Dolphins? Vote now in our latest CSM postgame poll

Miami Dolphins Kenny Stills (10) battles for a pass with Atlanta Falcons Desmond Trufant (21) in the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Oct. 15, 2017.
Miami Dolphins Kenny Stills (10) battles for a pass with Atlanta Falcons Desmond Trufant (21) in the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Oct. 15, 2017. ctrainor@miamiherald.com

The Dolphins' huge second half Sunday in Atlanta beats the Falcons 20-17 to complete an exhilarating weekend of football for South Florida fans, after the Hurricanes beat Georgia Tech 25-24 the day before. What a second half by Miami in recovering from a 17-0 deficit Sunday. Whatever Adam Gase said at the half, bottle it and sell it. Jay Cutler and offense came alive with two touchdown passes and the defense arose to limit Atlanta to 106 total yards after halftime. Fins now 3-2 after the upset of the season in the NFL, with Miami a 14-point road underdog coming in. This will alleviate tremendous heat from Cutler. I'd predicted that Miami would lose narrowly (I said 27-23) but with an effort that would see a wakeup by the offense and be encouraging to fans. Now let's see how encouraged fans really are with the latest DSM poll. Vote now.

DOLFAN SATISFACTION METER: G5: Time again for the latest installment of the Dolfan Satisfaction Meter postgame polls, this in the wake of Sunday's20-17 upset victory at the Atlanta Falcons putting Miami's season record at 3-2. The DSM is a continuous weekly gauge of how Dolfans are feeling about the team and its direction. Right after each game I invite you to share your overall degree of satisfaction. Criteria for voting is your own, but I suggest fans consider the most recent game's performance and caliber of opponent, season as a whole, direction the club is heading and your overall degree of optimism -- all in the context of reasonable expectations. Results are certified official the morning after one full day of voting. In this case that will be around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

2017 Game-by-Game DSM Results:

G1: 81.9% (following 19-17 victory at L.A. Chargers)

G2: 4.8% (following 20-6 loss at N.Y. Jets)

G3: 3.8% (following 20-0 loss vs. New Orleans in London)

G4: 9.9% (following 16-10 victory vs. Tennessee)

G5: Voting now underway (following 20-17 victory at Atlanta)

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