Dolphins running game vs. Seahawks run defense
Who won: Dolphins.
The impact: The Dolphins came into Sunday’s contest without a running game. Over their three-game losing skid, running backs Daniel Thomas and Reggie Bush couldn’t find their footing. After totaling 524 rushing yards through their first three games of the season, the Dolphins could only amass 485 in their past five.
That changed on Sunday as the Dolphins rushed for 189 yards: Bush had 87 yards and a touchdown and Thomas added 60. Ryan Tannehill even chipped in with 33 yards.
Ryan Tannehill vs. his past
Who won: Tannehill.
Impact: After a recent spate of bad play, Tannehill looked solid on Sunday. He completed 18 of 26 of passes for one touchdown and 253 yards, which gave him the franchise mark for rookie passing yards in a season. Tannehill now has 2,373 yards, surpassing Dan Marino’s previous record of 2,210 set in 1983. After throwing five interceptions over his past two games, Tannehill had just one pick on Sunday. Also,
for the first time in five tries, Tannehill was able to successfully conduct a game-winning drive.
Players vs. Sun Life Stadium sprinklers
Who won: Sprinklers.
Impact: In the third quarter, the sprinklers were turned on unexpectedly, startling players and officials on the field. It might have been the best highlight of the game up until that point. Running back Reggie Bush said he had never seen anything like it, and added that the temporary shower reminded him of a prank he played on a rookie by sending him to the 18th hole on a golf course at 9 p.m. when the sprinklers are turned on. Receiver Davone Bess looked on in awe, saying that it was “pretty cool.”