Dolphins Outlast Colts in Battle of Second Year Quarterbacks

The Miami Dolphins were able to stop Andrew "Captain Comeback" Luck late and hold on to a 24-20 victory over the Colts.

Tannehill went 23-for-34 with 319 passing yards and a touchdown. His 107.4 passer rating was significantly better than Luck's 79.7 thanks to an interception by Brent Grimes in the fourth quarter.

Miami's running game bounced back from a terrible Week 1 thanks in part to much better blocking by the offensive line. Lamar Miller had 14 carries for 69 yards and Daniel Thomas added eight carries for 30 yards.

Mike Wallace, who made national news this week because of his frustration following a poor performance in the season opener, finished the game with nine receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown. His production came at the expense of Brandon Gibson, who only had one catch, but I think that's how this offense will work a lot of the time. Different receivers will have big games from week to week because of more favorable matchups. It doesn't really matter to me as long as it works.

The Dolphins struggled against Luck on defense. If Brent Grimes hadn't intercepted a pass intended for Reggie Wayne in the end zone this could have been a completely different game. Miami missed a few potential sacks because of Luck's ability to shake off tacklers and scramble with the ball. It really almost bit them in the butt late when the Colts were driving.

I know it's still early in the season, but things are looking promising for the Dolphins. Ryan Tannehill is really showing that he deserves to be an NFL quarterback.

I can't forgive to give a special mention to Charles Clay. Clay had a big 67 yard reception that helped lead to Miami's second touchdown. He finished the game with five receptions for 109 yards and a rushing touchdown.

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