NFL Game Summary - Seattle at Miami|
(Sunday, November 25th)
Final Score: Miami 24, Seattle 21
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Dan Carpenter drilled a 43-yard field goal as
time expired to lift the Miami Dolphins to a 24-21 victory over the Seattle
Seahawks at Sun Life Stadium.
Ryan Tannehill threw for 253 yards with a touchdown and directed a 65-yard
drive in seven plays over the final 1:32 for the winning score. Reggie Bush
and Daniel Thomas combined for 147 yards with a touchdown apiece on the ground
for Miami (5-6), which scored 17 fourth-quarter points and halted a three-game
Russell Wilson completed 21-of-27 passes for 224 yards with a pair of
touchdowns for the Seahawks (6-5), who were coming off their bye and had a
two-game win streak stopped. Seattle fell to 1-5 on the road this season.
"We made too many mistakes and that's just not doing the job the right way,"
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said. "I gave them a bunch of time off and
maybe we're too young to do that, I don't know."
Wilson had the Seahawks at the Miami 40 and threatening for a go-ahead score
with less than two minutes to play, but a screen pass lost six yards and a
sack pushed Seattle back to force a punt.
The Dolphins took over at their own 10 with just 92 seconds left and Tannehill
quickly went to work. He threw a 19-yard pass to Davone Bess, scrambled for 15
yards and hit Bess again for 25 yards to the Seattle 36 with 46 seconds to
"It was a team effort, the line gave me time to see down field and make the
throw," said Tannehill. "Davone got open a couple times and everyone just did
their job. That's the thing you come to find out, if everyone does their job
and does it well you're going to execute."
After fullback Charles Clay caught a pass for seven yards, Thomas ran up the
middle for four yards and the Dolphins called their final timeout with four
seconds left before Carpenter calmly split the uprights.
Tannehill completed 18-of-26 passes Sunday, with Bess catching seven balls for
129 yards. The Miami rushing game returned as Bush finished with 87 yards on
14 carries and Thomas added 60 on nine attempts. The Dolphins finished with
189 yards on the ground -- nine fewer than the team compiled in the past
three games combined.
Neither team seriously threatened in the first quarter, although the Seahawks
elected to punt after a Bobby Wagner interception gave them possession at the
Miami 35 and they failed to pick up a yard.
The Dolphins scored first when Bush ran 21 yards to cap a 94-yard drive late
in the first half, but the Seahawks immediately answered with an 80-yard march
and tied the game just 29 seconds before the intermission on a 3-yard TD
strike from Wilson to Anthony McCoy.
Seattle took its first possession of the second half 80 yards in 12 plays for
another score. Wilson finished the eight-minute series with a 4-yard scoring
toss to Michael Robinson.
The Dolphins tied it on a 3-yard TD run by Thomas with 8:08 left in the
fourth, but only after a costly roughing the passer penalty negated a Wagner
interception in the end zone.
Seattle immediately went back in front when Leon Washington returned the
ensuing kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, but the Dolphins didn't flinch and
drove 80 yards for the tying score. Bush ran for 22 yards on the first play
and Thomas hauled in an 18-yard pass to convert 3rd-and-7 before Tannehill hit
Clay in stride for a 29-yard touchdown with 5:13 to play in regulation.
Seattle has been perfect in five home games this season, including wins over
AFC East opponents New England and the New York Jets ... Washington notched
his eighth career kickoff return for a touchdown, tying an NFL record held by
Josh Cribbs ... Seattle's Marshawn Lynch was held to just 46 yards on 19
carries ... Clay caught six passes for 84 yards ... The Dolphins outgained the
Seahawks, 435-312 ... Seattle committed 10 penalties for 59 yards ... The
Dolphins have won five of the last six meetings and improved to 10-4 all-time
against the Seahawks ... The game was briefly delayed late in the third
quarter when the sprinklers went on ... Miami hosts New England next Sunday,
while Seattle visits Chicago.
11/25 18:45:18 ET