The Miami Dolphins took on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday afternoon in Week 16 NFL action.
The first quarter of this one was all Colts, and they got some help from poor Miami field position. Indianapolis was able to get on the board first when T.Y. McGill sacked Ryan Tannehill in the end zone for the safety and the early 2-0 lead. A few minutes later, the Colts would strike again thanks to a 37-yard rushing touchdown from the ageless Frank Gore to push the score to 8-0, as the field goal was missed.
With just about eight minutes to go in the second quarter, the Dolphins would get some points on the board as Lamar Miller ran one in from one-yard out, but a failed two-point attempt would put the score at 8-6. With just under five minutes to go in the half, though, the Colts would answer right back. Gore found the end zone for the second time in the first 30 minutes, this time from 11 yards out to push the lead to 15-6. This would be the score heading into the half with the Colts up.
One thing to note from this second quarter was that starting Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck would leave the game witha shoulder injury and Charlie Whitehurst would come in for the relief.
The third quarter of this one was a little less eventful, with the only scoring coming off a Dolphins field goal with just under four minutes to play to cut the score to 15-9.
In the fourth quarter, the teams would trade field goals to make the score 18-12 with about five minutes to go in the contest.
With time ticking away in this one, the Dolphins were in position in the red zone to get the tying touchdown, but a fourth-down sack of Ryan Tannehill would bring that dream to an end and the Colts came away with the win.
Frank Gore, RB, Colts: 15 carries, 85 yards, two touchdowns
Jarvis Landry, WR, Dolphins: Seven catches, 111 yards
Jerrell Freeman, LB, Colts: 10 tackles, one for loss
The Dolphins came into this one as a 2.5 point favorite at home and were unable to cover the spread with the loss.
Next week the Colts will take on the Tennessee Titans. The Dolphins will put their season to an end against the New England Patriots at home.