• Impact player: Brian Hartline was the guy Ryan Tannehill looked to early on, with Hartline making three catches for 58 yards in the opening quarter. On Miami’s second possession, Tannehill went deep to Hartline for 35 yards, then picked up 10 more on the following play.
• Highlights: The Colts were their own worst enemy on their opening drive, with a delay-of-game penalty on fourth down possibly costing three points. With the ball moved back 5 yards, Adam Vinatieri pushed his first attempt (48 yards) to the right.
Lowlights: Miami struggled to pull the Colts off the field all day, and it started early. On third-and-14 from the 33, Andrew Luck found T.Y. Hilton for a 25-yard gain. The Colts converted three third downs on that drive.
• Impact player: Tannehill completed all three official passes in Miami’s second drive of the game (two were wiped out because of penalty). On second-and-8 from the 31, Tannehill tossed a nice pass to Charles Clay to give Miami the lead back at 10-7.
• Highlights: Reggie Bush only ran for 41 yards Sunday, but the 18 he picked up in the second quarter were important. Bush scooted around the left side and froze the Colts defense as he scored to give Miami a 17-10 lead.
• Lowlights: Jake Long got beat on a Dwight Freeney spin move with the Colts’ All-Pro linebacker knocking the ball loose from Tannehill. Long ended up being credited with the first carry of his career as he recovered the fumble and picked up 2 yards.
• Impact player: Hilton, who went to FIU and Miami Springs High, made up for a dropped touchdown pass late in the first half by hauling in a 36-yard scoring pass from Luck with 1:58 left in the quarter. Hilton’s touchdown made it 20-17. Hilton also had a 20-yard catch late in the first half that led to a field goal.
• Highlights: Cameron Wake got Miami’s only sack of the game by forcing Luck to fumble for a loss of 14 yards. Indianapolis recovered the ball at the 50, but Luck threw incomplete on third down to give Miami the ball back. Wake has a sack in five consecutive games.
• Lowlights: Sean Smith didn’t have the greatest of games as Hilton’s touchdown catch was in an area where Smith should have made a play on it.
• Impact player: Vick Ballard, the rookie running back from Mississippi State, couldn’t be stopped on what turned into the final play of the day. Miami could have gotten the ball back had they stopped Ballard — yet he plowed his way forward for 19 yards on third-and-7.
Highlights: Davone Bess pulled in a consecutive pair of passes from Tannehill for 29 yards to the Colts’ 29 early in the quarter. Miami’s drive stalled, however, and Dan Carpenter connected from 31 yards out to tie it at 20.
Lowlights: Smith had a chance to put the Dolphins in prime position with 2:52 left but dropped a sure interception at the 30. Instead of being in field-goal range, the Dolphins were hit with a holding penalty on the ensuing punt and started their final drive at their own 17.