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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.

November 25, 2012 at 3:34 PM

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Game in review: Dolphins 24, Seahawks 21

Players of the game

Seahawks Russell Wilson was 21-for-27 passing for 224 yards and two touchdowns. He completed 16 consecutive passes in one stretch of the game and was not picked off, the first time this season he finished a game on the road without being intercepted.

Miami running back Reggie Bush gained 87 yards on 14 carries, leading the way for a Dolphins run game that gained 189 yards, the second-largest total allowed by Seattle this season.

Seattle's Leon Washington returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, the eighth time he has scored on a kickoff return in his career, matching Cleveland's Josh Cribbs for most in NFL history.

Play of the game

The Seahawks held a seven-point lead 6 minutes into the fourth quarter, but Miami had the ball, first-and-goal at the Seattle 7. Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill scrambled to his right, and as safety Earl Thomas came rushing forward, Tannehill threw across his body, back into the defense and was picked off by linebacker Bobby Wagner. The interception was negated by a penalty against safety Earl Thomas for roughing the passer. The Dolphins scored on a 3-yard run by Daniel Thomas the next play.

Turning point

The Dolphins faced first-and-15 at their own 39 with 46 seconds to go when Tannehill found Davone Bess being defended by nickel cornerback Marcus Trufant. The pass to Bess gained 25 yards and was the longest during Miami's drive for the game-winning field goal. It was also the second time Tannehill went to Bess on that drive. He was defended by Trufant on both plays, which accounted for 44 of the Dolphins' 65 yards on the final scoring drive.

Seahawks surprises

• Seattle did not score in the first quarter, only the second time this season the Seahawks failed to do so.

• The Seahawks blew a fourth-quarter lead for the second consecutive road game.

Marshawn Lynch had rushed for 100 yards in the past four games, matching the franchise record, but he finished with 46 yards on 19 carries Sunday, a season-low 2.4 yards per carry.

By the numbers

70 -- yards Seattle gained on its first five possessions combined.

24 -- points, the total margin of defeat for Seattle's five road losses this season.

17 -- points Seattle allowed in the final 9 minutes at Miami.

10 -- points Miami's offense totaled in its previous two games combined.


Left guard James Carpenter suffered a right leg injury in the first half, but returned in the second half. Carpenter was later replaced by John Moffitt, who finished the game. Linebacker Leroy Hill suffered a second-half ankle injury but also returned.


Coach Pete Carroll: "To look that sloppy? We haven't done that one time all year, and that's the first time we took a bye ... It's really disappointing because this was a really important football game."

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