Miami Dolphins lose late


The Miami Dolphins stumbled out of the lockerrom at kick-off, slept through three quarters, and then lost their minds late as they drop to the Colts.

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Miami gave up six sacks on the day but it was the last one that was by far the worse. Facing 4th and goal from the four yard line and down by four, the Dolphins lined up for what may have been the winning play. Instead, the ball was centered back to Tannehill and no one on the offensive line moved. None of them. The Colts defenders jumped the ball and was in the back-field before one single lineman had come out of their stance. The Dolphins lost.

Miami played a horrible game until the 4th quarter when they appeared to start finding a rythym. Defensively Miami played o.k. but they played a Colts team that lost Matt Hasselbeck to a shoulder injury and finished the game with Charlie Whitehurst. Miami still managed to give up two touchdowns to Frank Gore. Gore rushed for 85 yards and the Colts threw for less than 200 yards combined.

For the Dolphins it was another ho-hum effort that leaves the team with one more game and one more shot at winning one game in the division. Next week the face the Patriots who lost in overtime today to the Jets.

On the day, Tannehill was 26/38 for 319 yards. He threw a costly interception in the endzone early in the game. To be fair the Dolphins did score a touchdown that was negated by a phantom hold call on Jarvis Landry. The hold was extremely questionable because replays didn’t exist.

For his part, Jarvis Landry was almost non-existent through three quarters totally only one reception. In the 4th quarter he exploded for six receptions and totaled 111 yards on the day. He was his typical stellar physical self in that final period. For the season, Landry has now eclipsed 100 receptions becoming the first player in team history to reach that mark. Last week he passed O.J. McDuffie for most receptions in a season.

All in all today’s game was simply another game in 2015. Disappointing and pathetic. And once again the Dolphins fail to score 20 points.