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The Fins took care of business on Sunday, downing the Jacksonville Jaguars in convincing fashion, 24-3. The quarterback position was one that was the talk of the game leading up to kick-off, with rookie QB Ryan Tannehill poised as the future of the Miami franchise, while former quarterback Chad Henne was getting the start opposite Tannehill against his former team. But it was Tannehill that got the best of this matchup, posting a season-high QB rating of 123.2 on the afternoon to lead his team to victory. While this game was ground-heavy for most of the afternoon (Miami tacked on 180 yards on the ground), Tannehill was also efficient through the air, completing 22-of-28 passes for 220 yards, two touchdowns and, most importantly, no interceptions, marking his sixth game this season with no INTs.
On the other hand, Henne and the Jags’ offense couldn’t get off the ground for most of the game. Henne finished with 221 yards on 18-of-34 passing, but Jacksonville failed to score a TD and only had possession of the ball for 14 of the last 45 minutes of the game. In fact, besides their first drive that resulted in a field goal, the Jaguars gave the ball up on downs three times and was forced to punt in their five other series’, three of which were three-and-outs.
Miami also got on the board on their first drive with a field goal, but they reached the scoreboard in each of the four quarters; in the second, Tannehill hit Jorvorskie Lane for a 4-yard TD, Dan Carpenter tacked on two more field goals in the third period, and in the final stanza, Tannehill connected with Anthony Fasano for a 2-yard touchdown and then again for the two-point conversion.
Although Tannehill was credited with both TDs on the afternoon, Reggie Bush and the Miami running game should also be highly commended for their play. Bush carried the ball 21 times for 104 yards, Tannehill scrambled for 52 of his own and Lamar Miller tallied 18 yards. The 104 yards from Bush marked just the second time this season that he has ran for more than 100 in a single game.