Ryan Tannehill welcome to the big time. Tannehill directed a 13-play 75-yard game-winning touchdown drive capped by a 1-yard touchdown pass to Dion Sims. The legacy-writing drive took just 4:08 off the clock and finished off a 24-of-35 day throwing for 236 yards two touchdowns and an interception. Jimmy Wilson sealed the game with a late interception off Matt Ryan. The Dolphins improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2002. Yet the game started far differently. Atlanta’s dominance up front began on the game’s opening drive. The Falcons marched 80 yards in 14 plays an impressive drive that took nearly nine minutes off game clock. The Falcons punched it in with a 7-yard shovel pass from Ryan to Jason Snelling giving Atlanta a 7-0 advantage right out of the gate. They stretched the lead to 10 when Matt Bryant pounded through a 52-yard field goal. Then Miami’s offense finally woke up and Lamar Miller sounded the alarm. He raced 49 yards into Falcons territory and then Daniel Thomas finished off the drive with a punishing 5-yard touchdown run.
Dolphins’ late drive topples Falcons 27-23
Miami Herald | Sep 22