A 65-yard drive spearheaded by Tannehill helped put the Dolphins in a field goal position for Kicker Dan Carpenter to score a winning field goal and put an end to the Dolphins three-game losing streak, and keep their AFC playoff hopes alive.
The Dolphins started the game slowly and began to look uninspiring as usual with the offense failing to execute plays and the defense giving up plays. This continued into the third quarter of the game, until rookie QB, Ryan Tannehill came out to the field a different man.
The Seahawks went into the fourth quarter with a 14-7 lead, but it did not take long for Miami to tie the game through a 3-yard run by running back Daniel Thomas. Just a few seconds after the Dolphins leveled up with the Seahawks at 14 points each, Leon Washington, kick returner for Seattle put the Seahawks back on top with a 98 yards kickoff return, tying the NFL record with Josh Cribbs of the Cleveland Browns.
Faced with a tough challenge, the Tannehill and the Dolphins never backed down as they responded with an 80-yards drive in six plays that resulted in a 29-yard touchdown pass from Tannehill to tight end, Charles Clay which tied the game again. From this point, the Dolphins defense held their own and forced a punt from the Seahawks. Since it was already late into the fourth quarter the Dolphins knew a good drive that would put them within field goal range will help them win the game and that was just what Tannehill helped his team do, leading a 65-yar drive, and a field goal by Dan Carpenter to win the game 24-21. A good fourth quarter performance was key to winning this game for the Dolphins as they had two touchdown, and a total of 17-points.
Dolphins WR, Davone Bess continued to impress and made himself available on many occasions. In Sunday’s game, he caught seven passes for 129 yards, making this his second 100-yard game of in the season. Of the seven passes he caught, two of them were for 44 yards that contributed to the game winning drive.
Next week is expected to be much more difficult for the Dolphins as they will be up against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (8-3). Kickoff time is 1:00pm EST. at Miami’s home filed (Sun Life Stadium), and the game will be aired on CBS.