The Miami Dolphins ended their 3-game losing streak on Sunday with a 24-21 win at home against the surging Seattle Seahawks.
Miami was finally able to get their running attack going again. Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas combined for 147 rushing yards and two TDs. They were equally as successful stopping the run, allowing only 3.6 yards per carry to the Seahawks.
Ryan Tannehill threw for 253 yards as he passed the great Dan Marino for most yards by a rookie quarterback in a season in Dolphins franchise history (note that Marino set the previous mark in nine games). More impressively, though, he led the Dolphins on three scoring drives late in the 4th quarter. This was Tannehill's first victory after throwing an interception. In all four of Miami's previous wins Tannehill didn't throw an interception, but he was able to bounce back from an early pick this week to lead the Dolphins to a victory.
This might have been Tannehill's best game so far simply because he brought Miami to victory late in the game, something he hadn't done yet this season.
The Dolphins now sit at 5-6 and still in the playoff hunt. The Steelers currently hold the last wild card spot at 6-5, so Miami does have a realistic chance. They will need to play really well to finish out the season, though, because they have the 49ers next week as well as two games against the Patriots.
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It's Tannehill, not Tanney-hill!