Miami Dolphins vs. Indianapolis Colts ReviewThe Miami Dolphins' Week 16 loss was all about missed opportunities, as they fell to the Indianapolis Colts, 18-12, at Sun Life Stadium.
The biggest, and most glaring of those opportunities came at the end of the game, when the Fins got the ball back with 2:48 to play down six. Seven plays and 66 yards later, the Dolphins found themselves just five yards from the end zone and a game-winning touchdown with just :40 left on the game clock. After Ryan Tannehill failed to complete three consecutive receptions, backup rookie center Jamil Douglas snapped the ball early on 4th down, causing Tannehill to scramble and allowing three Colts to sack him, which gave the ball back to Indianapolis on downs.
It wasn't the first time the Dolphins were in the red zone and walked away empty handed, however. Late in the 1st period, with Indy up 8-0, Miami had advanced all the way at the Colts' 6-yard line, but a Tannehill pass intended for DeVante Parker was intercepted by Vontae Davis in the end zone to end the scoring threat.
The Fins also had another touchdown nullified that would have also drawn them closer early in the third quarter. Tannehill connected with Jordan Cameron for a 16-yard score, but it was taken back after Jarvis Landry was called for a controversial offensive interfere penalty, negating the play. Miami had to settle for a 33-yard field goal on the drive after the penalty which cut the lead to six, 15-9. Each team managed only one more field goal the remainder of the way, and the game's final margin stayed at six.
Despite the costly penalty, Landry had a record-setting day on the field for Miami. With seven receptions for 111 yards, he became the first Dolphin to record 100 catches and 1,000 receiving yards in a single season. The second-year player also had possibly the catch of the year in the NFL midway through the 4th quarter, a one-handed grab that advanced the Dolphins 26 yards and set the Fins up for their final field goal of the game.
Still, his heroics weren't enough to top the Colts, who were playing with their third-string QB after Matt Hasselbeck left in the second quarter with a right shoulder injury. Charlie Whitehurst came in and led two touchdown drives in his absence, leading Indianapolis to a victory and keeping the Colts' faint playoff hopes alive.
Miami has one more shot at getting a victory this season in their 2015 finale next weekend against division rival New England. Get your last-minute tickets while you can right here at MiamiDolphinsTickets.com, your No. 1 online source for Miami Dolphins tickets, VIP tickets and Miami Dolphins ticket packages!