Ryan Tannehill had an excellent game despite porous protection. Tannehill completed 67% of his passes for 319 yards and 1 TD (107.4 rating) despite being sacked 5 times. Two games in a row, he is looking like a true NFL QB.
Mike Wallace showed up big with 9 catches for 115 yards and 1 TD. Wallace had an excellent game and looked like one of those "elite" receivers you see sometimes on other teams.
Charles Clay had his second good game in a row, this time catching 5 passes for 109 yards and rushing for 1 TD.
Brian Hartline delivered his typical productive game, with 5 catches for 68 yards and a couple of tough catches in key points of the game.
The running game gained 101 yards and a big part of that was Lamar Miller with 14 carries for 69 yards (4.9 ypc) and 1 TD.
Brent Grimes spent most of the day covering Reggie Wayne and held him to 5 catches for 46 yards and had an incredible interception and should have had two. The only blemish was getting beat by T.Y. Hilton for a 47 yard bomb, but he has step for step with him and simply got out jumped.
Caleb Sturgis has ice water running through his veins. He hit a 54 yarder, and despite the Colts trying to ice him on the play with a timeout, he came right back and drilled it again.
The offensive line blocked better in the run game, but allowed 5 sacks. Jonathan Martin and Tyson Clabo in particular struggled against the speed rushing from the Colts outside linebackers. Unacceptable pass protection for Ryan Tannehill.
The pass rush controlled the game last week. This week, the Dolphins had trouble getting to Andrew Luck, who is also protected by a porous offensive line. Even when blitzing, the Dolphins had trouble getting to Luck. Wake had a quiet game with only one tackle.
Ellerby and Wheeler had 26 tackles combined, but had trouble covering Coby Fleener and backs out of the backfield. These guys were brought in to shut down tight ends and it isn't happening' right now.
Offensive play calling still less than imaginative. Throwing to the fullback in the flat on 3rd and inches? Against the Colts... really? The Dolphins running game was shredding the Colts and we went pass happy in the first half. I just feel watching the play calling that Sherman is distracted surfing datingforseniors.com.
Huge win for the Dolphins. 2nd win on the road and it came with Tannehill and Wallace having huge games, which is what Dolphins fans want to see. While the offense still has work to do and the defense had an uneven day, the Dolphins won the type of game they would lose in years past. Last year, the Dolphins lost many close games late in the game. This season, they seem to be turning that around.
Next up it gets a lot tougher as the Atlanta Falcons come to Miami.
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