Dolphins Splash Past Seahawks

The Miami Dolphins rallied past the Seattle Seahawks at Sun Life Stadium, winning 24-21, and while they may not be completely in the playoff picture, December now matters for the come-back Dolphins.

Miami scored 17 points in the final 8:08 of the game to clinch their rally to victory. Rookie QB Ryan Tannehill led an 80 yard drive which ended in a 29-yard pass to Charles Clay to tie up the game at 21-all. Then, with 92 seconds left in the game, Tannehill led the Dolphins 65 yards down the field. This set up the winning field goal, a 43-yard lob by Dan Carpenter (on his 27th birthday!).

Tannehill was 18 of 26 for 253 yards and one touchdown. His one interception was negated by a penalty on the Seahawks. With this game, Tannehill broke the Dolphins rookie record of 2,210 yards passing set by Dan Marino in 1983.

Before their 4th quarter outburst, the Dolphins were rather lack-luster, and the biggest cheers from the fans came from a sprinkler mishap in the third quarter. Luckily, one of our Aerys staff writers was there to document it:

Insert your favorite Buffalo Wild Wings joke here. Courtesy of Aerys Sports’ Miri Diaz.

Reggie Bush led the team in rushing with 87 yards for 14 carries, while Davone Bess led the team in receiving with 129 yards.

With this victory, the Dolphins broke a 3 game losing streak and now have a 5-6 record. They face the Patriots next Sunday.

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