After a brutal beating against the Buffalo Bills 19-14 in week 11, the Miami Dolphins had a week to prepare and Sunday it was evident they wanted to transform their season with a 24-21 victory over an elite Seattle Seahawks team.
Adversity will come in strides, but how you overcome those challenges will make you stronger and stronger. Joe Philbin’s team was down 14-7 for most of the game and there was a ton of doubt whether the team could pull off a victory.
There was little hope for a comeback due to the common trend of the Miami Dolphins unsuccessful fourth quarters throughout the 2012 season. With that, a miraculous touchdown pass came into play with the tandem of Ryan Tannehill to Charles Clay to knotted up the score at 21.
Week in and week out there is an unknown which Reggie Bush would rise to the playing field. This week it was the running back finding daylight and gaping holes through one of the toughest defenses in the NFL. Bush recorded 14 carries for 87 yards, and a score.
Miami’s defense came out exponentially active and strong allowing Seattle’s elite running back Marshawn Lynch to rush for 46 yards.
Seattle’s uprising star, Russell Wilson, had his way recording 21-27, 224 yard, and two touchdowns, but in spurts he showed hesitance in and out of the pocket as Miami’s defensive line exposed his mobility tactics and minset.
With less than two minutes on the clock, Miami had one drive to score. Subsequently, the Ryan Tannehill production in the early stages of the season rose to the occasion. The first-year quarterback posted 253 yard, one touchdown, and one interception.
The composed and poised quarterback led his team down the field in a location for his team to win the game–the 25-yard line. Miami’s kicker Dan Carpenter had missed five field goals over the course of the season, but when it mattered he nailed the 43-yard field goal to seal the victory for the Miami Dolphins (5-6).