The Miami Dolphins looked much more like the team that won three games in a row today as opposed to the team who lost three in a row. For the first half, the Dolphins defense stifled the Seattle Seahawks offense keeping RB Marshawn Lynch in check.
Offensively they struggled as expected against a very solid defense. Yet when the game was on the line, rookie QB Ryan Tannehill brought his team back. Not once, but twice.
Tannehill drove the field for a tying TD that knotted the game at 14. Former NY Jets Dolphins’ killer Leon Washington ran the ensuing kick-off back for a TD putting the Cardinals up 21-14 with time running in the 4th quarter. Ryan Tannehill who had looked pedestrian most of the day took the field and drove his team 90 yards for the tying score.
The Dolphins defense held the Seahawks with less than 3 minutes remaining and forced the Seahawks to give the ball back to Miami with less than 2 minutes left in the game. Ryan Tannehill looked like a seasoned veteran instead of confused rookie.
Tannehill opened the game winning drive with a pass from his own 10 yard line. He would scramble for about 20 yards a few plays later and made a beautiful pass to Davone Bess to get the Dolphins into field goal range. But when the clock ticked off the final few seconds before the Dolphins called a time out, it would be Dan Carpenter who would have to step up and make a 43 yarder to avoid over-time.
Carpenters kick sailed through the uprights to give the Dolphins a win and Ryan Tannehill his first come from behind victory of his career.