Dolphins QB RYAN TANNEHILL vs. Colts QB ANDREW LUCK
Who won: Luck.
The impact: This looks like it’s going to be a fun rivalry for years to come, but give the first meeting to the rookie out of Stanford. Luck, the first overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, set a rookie single-game passing record Sunday by throwing for 433 yards. Luck also tossed touchdown passes to receivers with Miami ties: Reggie Wayne (UM) and T.Y. Hilton (Miami Springs/FIU). Tannehill was strong as well as the eighth overall pick in 2012 completed 22 of 38 for 290 yards and a touchdown.
DOLPHINS SPECIAL TEAMS VS. COLTS’ SPECIAL TEAMS
Who won: Dolphins.
The impact: The Colts missed out on six points as Adam Vinatieri failed to connect on his first two field-goal attempts — but he bounced back to hit his final three, including the game-winner with 6:03 left. Dan Carpenter was 2 for 2 and tied the score at 20 in the fourth quarter. Miami had a nice punt return late in the game that was nullified by a questionable call. The Dolphins would have had the ball at their 46 after Marcus Thigpen’s 31-yard return had it not been for a holding call on Marlon Moore. Moore appeared to be pulled down.
DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINE VS. COLTS DEFENSIVE FRONT
Who won: Colts.
The impact: The Colts were able to keep pressure on Tannehill for much of the game as All-Pro left tackle Jake Long was taken advantage of on a number of plays by the likes of Dwight Freeney and Robert Matthis. “It looked like he got beat a few times,” Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said after the game. Aside from a few nice runs by Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas, Miami wasn’t able to get its running game on track either. Bush and Thomas combined for16 rushes for 78 yards.