Miami Dolphins Defense Falters as Dolphins Lose 23-20

The Miami Dolphins allowed Colts Rookie QB Andrew Luck to throw for a rookie record 433 passing yards in a 20-23 loss to Indianapolis.

Miami actually had a chance to win late in the game with under two minutes to go, but penalties really hurt them and they turned the ball over on downs. Dolphins punt returner Marcus Thigpen returned the ball to roughly the 50-yard line for Miami's last drive, but a terrible penalty call on Marlon Moore brought it back to inside the 20.

Ryan Tannehill went 22 for 38 with 290 passing yards in a touchdown, but he was overshadowed by Luck's record performance in Indy.

Miami CBs Sean Smith and Nolan Carroll were burned consistently Sunday. Smith specifically hurt Miami, getting beat for Luck's first TD and getting in terrible position to allow Luck's second. Hopefully this is just an aberration and Smith will be fine for the rest of the year, because he looked horrible. It would be nice to get CB Richard Marshall back soon, because we could use some help in our secondary.

The Dolphins also had trouble getting pressure on Luck, who was only sacked once by Cam Wake. It was just a bad game overall for Miami's defense.

Jake Long had an awful game allowing (I believe) multiple sacks. Not what we've come to expect from the 2008 first overall draft pick.

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