Dolphins quarterbackRyan Tannehill
had his first pass blocked, then completed his next four in leading two scoring drives.
•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 backLamar Miller’s
10-yard touchdown run. SafetyChris Clemons
knocking away a potential Colts touchdown pass.
The Colts got their running game going on the edges and, once again, the Dolphins found covering the tight end position troublesome.
Indianapolis wide receiverT.Y. Hilton
caught three passes for 71 yards in the quarter, including two for 65 yards, to set up Indianapolis’ second touchdown.
Tannehill responded to the Colts taking a 17-14 lead by going 4 of 5 (with a drop) to set upCaleb Sturgis’
54-yard field goal that ended the half. Tannehill also had a wonderful throw intoBrian Hart line’s
outstretched hands for a 24-yard gain.
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 quarterbackAndrew Luck
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.
A desperate pass breakup byJason Trusnik
, just into the game forKoa 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.
Tannehill’s two fumbles, both partially a product of poor pass protection.
Dolphins cornerbackBrent 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.
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 linebackerPhillip Wheeler
helped to seal the game with a sack off a blitz.
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.