Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins vs. Indianapolis Colts: Quarter by quarter

First quarter

Second quarter

Third quarter

Fourth quarter

First quarter

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Impact player:

Dolphins quarterback

Ryan Tannehill

had his first pass blocked, then completed his next four in leading two scoring drives.



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Highlights: Mike Wallace’s

18-yard touchdown off a wide receiver screen with perfect downfield blocking by linemen and receivers.

Charles Clay’s

block on the Wallace touchdown and his 67-yard catch to set up running back

Lamar Miller’s

10-yard touchdown run. Safety

Chris Clemons

knocking away a potential Colts touchdown pass.



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Lowlights:

The Colts got their running game going on the edges and, once again, the Dolphins found covering the tight end position troublesome.



Second quarter

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Impact player:

Indianapolis wide receiver

T.Y. Hilton

caught three passes for 71 yards in the quarter, including two for 65 yards, to set up Indianapolis’ second touchdown.



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Highlights:

Tannehill responded to the Colts taking a 17-14 lead by going 4 of 5 (with a drop) to set up

Caleb Sturgis’

54-yard field goal that ended the half. Tannehill also had a wonderful throw into

Brian Hart line’s

outstretched hands for a 24-yard gain.



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Lowlights:

Too many drops by Dolphins (including Tannehill dropping a botched snap), too much pressure allowed on Tannehill and too little pressure by the Dolphins defense on Colts quarterback

Andrew Luck

.



Third quarter

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Impact player:

Tannehill went 3 for 3 for 65 yards on the drive leading to Clay’s 1-yard touchdown run that proved to be the eventual game-winning touchdown. Tannehill also fumbled twice, losing one to set up the Colts’ field goal.



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Highlights:

A desperate pass breakup by

Jason Trusnik

, just into the game for

Koa Misi

, and an illegal shift penalty helped hold Indianapolis to a field goal after a fumble recovery at the Dolphins’ 39. A third-and-1 stop preceded the Dolphins’ touchdown drive on which Wallace caught two passes for 45 yards.



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Lowlights:

Tannehill’s two fumbles, both partially a product of poor pass protection.



Fourth quarter

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Impact player:

Dolphins cornerback

Brent Grimes

got position on Hilton and intercepted a pass thrown by Luck in the end zone to halt a drive that preserved the Dolphins lead.



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Highlights:

Grimes’ interception earlier in the quarter. The Dolphins defense held the Colts on downs after first down at the Dolphins’ 23 with 1:50 left in the game. The defense forced Luck to throw three incompletions, and linebacker

Phillip Wheeler

helped to seal the game with a sack off a blitz.



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Lowlights:

The failure of the Dolphins to convert a fourth-and-1 against a-not-so-stout run defense doesn’t speak well of the Dolphins offensive line.



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