Dolphins Top Seahawks 21-24 with Game Winner as Time Expires

In a game that featured a little bit of everything, including a delay of game while the on field sprinkler system was activated in the middle of a Dolphins’ drive, Miami came from behind to beat the Seattle Seahawks 24-21.  The Dolphins improve to 5-6 while the Seahawks fall to 6-5.

In a matchup of rookie quarterbacks featuring only 1 turnover between the two teams, a Ryan Tannehill interception, it was ultimately the running game that made the difference.  Miami outrushed Seattle 189 to 96, as Reggie Bush had 87 yards on 14 carries and Daniel Thomas added 60 yards on 9 carries.

Actually, both rookie quarterbacks also added to the ground totals, as each contributed over 30 yards rushing as well.  Tannehill finished 18 of 26 for 253 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT, and 4 carries for 33 yards, while Russell Wilson finished 21 of 27 for 224 yards with 2 TDs and no INTs plus 5 carries for 38 yards.

The fourth quarter packed most of the excitement, as Miami scored on a 3-yard TD run by Daniel Thomas to tie the score at 14-14 with a little over 8 minutes left.  Leon Washington returned the ensuing kickoff 98 yards to put Seattle up 21-14.  Miami responded with a quick TD drive of under 3 minutes, culminating in a 29-yard TD pass from Tannehill to Charles Clay to tie the game up at 21-21.  Finally, Miami got the ball back and hit the game winning field goal as time expired.

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