Dolphins Tannehill Gets First Comeback Win

NOV 25, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) runs the ball past Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons (91) in the fourth quarter at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins defeated the Seahawks 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

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.

Topics: Miami Dolphins, Ryan Tannehill

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  • Miami Jules

    For the first time in 3 weeks I didn’t go on the live chat and also for the first time in 3 weeks the Dolphins won… call me supersticious but I sort of see a pattern there. Maybe it wasn’t some sort of live chat jinx and it was the fact that Sherman, Tannehill, and Bush, played as though they wanted to win which translated to a Miami win, but we won either way.

    I tell you how I saw it. The QB rush was there, but sadly, as much as our pass rush got in Seattle’s backfiled, in most cases they forgot to secure the tackle for the sack. Sherman had put together a game plan which included Tannehill’s feet, by either rolling him out. Tannehill appeared to be on a mission to do whatever it took to win. Bush limitted his hessitation moves to maybe 1 before he hit either the outside, the hole and or made his own by tearing through the line while at full speed, Jinx, our Dolphins coming to play or Seattle failing to prepare, I can’t say for certain, but we won either way.

  • Txmedic5

    LOL…well, I guess I will miss you next week! :*( LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1647336924 Robert Hall

    Tannehill did a really good job on our last two scoring drives, especially the wining drive. He was firing the ball with confidence. I have to admit though, I was really nervous when Carpenter came out on the field to kick a 43 yard field goal. I really don’t trust his accuracy beyond 40 yards anymore since he missed the 4 from 45+ in the first Jets game and Cardinals game. In each of those games he missed one from 45+ in regulation and overtime. I think if he misses anymore from less than 45 yards, we will see a new kicker next season.