The Miami Dolphins' victory at Indianapolis might be a milestone. Or it could be a mirage.
Miami is 2-0 for only the second time since 2002, and one of only seven unbeaten teams in the NFL. The Dolphins have yet to play a home game, and they're the only team with two road wins.
But Miami is unaccustomed to early-season success, with a 7-18 record in September — Sunday's win included — over the past eight years. The last time the Dolphins started 2-0, in 2010, they stumbled to a 7-9 finish.
Now the challenge is to build on a fast start that has them tied with perennial AFC East favorite New England atop the division. The pace will be tough to sustain, with games the next three weeks against Atlanta, New Orleans and Baltimore.