(MIAMI) — The Miami Dolphins were looking to end a three-game losing streak on Sunday at home, and did so largely on the strength of a rookie quarterback.
Dan Carpenter kicked a game-winning 43-yard field goal as time expired, and the Dolphins beat the Seattle Seahawks 24-21 at Sun Life Stadium.
The Dolphins (5-6) marched down the field on a six-play, 65-yard drive to set up the winning kick, all enginereed by quarterback Ryan Tannehill. “You’re excited,” he said of the drive. “You know your team needs you to step up.”
For Seattle (6-5), it was a frusturating loss after rookie quarterback Russell Wilson went 21 of 27 for 224 yards and two touchdowns. The Seahawks had a fourth-quarter goal-line interception of Tannehill called back after a roughing the passer call that was heavily questioned after the game.
“I’m disappointed in all phases of the game,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “We didn’t do the things we needed to do in the week off to get prepared. I screwed it up.”
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire