Published: Aug 28, 2010 3:08 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 28, 2010 4:30 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons were stout against the run, dug in on third down and came up with a big takeaway — all things coach Mike Smith is looking for this season.

Atlanta gave up only a field goal while Miami starting quarterback Chad Henne was in the game and beat the Dolphins 16-6 on Friday night.

Middle linebacker Curtis Lofton led the Falcons' defensive charge with 11 tackles, two for losses. Erik Coleman intercepted a pass in the end zone, and the Dolphins (2-1) converted only one of eight third-down situations with Henne, who played one series into the third quarter.

Lawrence Sidbury had a sack, two quarterback hits and a tackle for a loss for the Falcons (2-1).