Dolphins make a early season statement against the Colts and win 24-20

The Miami Dolphins make an early statement in the season, after defeating the Indianapolis Colts 24-20 in Indianapolis. WR Mike Wallace was often involved with the offense, making a statement with nine receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown. TE Charles Clay who has emerged as a legitimate offensive threat for the Dolphins offense had five receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown. RB Lamar Miller had 14 carries for 69 yards, including a touchdown and Daniel Thomas had 8 carries for 30 yards. CB Brent Grimes made a key interception for the Dolphins to secure the win and start the season 2-0.  The Dolphins got on the board early with QB Ryan Tannehill completing a pass to WR Mike Wallace, who ran for 18 yards and the touchdown. The Dolphins began with the ball on their own 42-yard line and it took the Dolphins 6 plays and 58 yards to give the Dolphins an early 7-0 in the first quarter. The Colts cut the lead 7-3, when K Adam Vinatieri connected on a 30-yard field goal after missing earlier in the first quarter a 52-yard field goal. On the next Dolphins possession, QB Ryan Tannehill completed a pass to TE Charles Clay to get the Dolphins into Colts territory. A play later, RB Lamar Miller ran for 10 yards and the touchdown to extend the lead 14-3. The Colts cut the lead to 14-10, when QB Andrew Luck completed a pass to TE Coby Fleener for 3 yards and a touchdown. Additionally, the Colts took the lead 17-14 when RB Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 1 yard and the touchdown. The Dolphins drove 44 yards for a K Caleb Sturgis 54 yard field goal to tie the game at 17-17 heading into halftime. In the third quarter, the Colts regained the lead 20-17 when K Adam Vinatieri connected on a 38-yard field goal. The Dolphins TE/FB Charles Clay scored the winning touchdown on a one-yard run to give them a 24-20 lead. In the fourth quarter with the Colts threaten to take the lead, QB Andrew Luck pass attended for WR Reggie Wayne was intercepted by CB Brent Grimes. The Colts final drive ended on fourth and 10, when LB Philip Wheeler sacked QB Andrew Luck. QB Andrew Luck finished the game 25 of 43 for 321 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. QB Ryan Tannehill was 23 of 34 for 319 yards and one touchdown. The Dolphins finished the game with 21 first downs and Colts with 23. Furthermore, the Dolphins third down efficiency were 6 of 14 and Colts was 7 of 15.The Dolphins had a total of 398 yards, in contrast to the Colts who had 448 yards. Additionally, the Dolphins running game had a total of 101 yards against the Colts, which was a major improvement from last Sunday against the Browns. The Dolphins season home opener will be this Sunday at 4:05 pm against the 1-1 Atlanta Falcons. The Dolphins will be given another chance to make another early season statement. 

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