Tannehill and Offense Bounce Back Strong
Ryan Tannehill arguably faced his toughest adversity as an NFL quarterback this week and he responded. Tannehill led the offense to an impressive 38-14 win over the Oakland Raiders in London, England. Following a tough loss to Chiefs and placed in the middle of a questionable quarterback controversy, Tannehill made his case for being the leader of the Dolphins offense, passing for 278 yards and two touchdowns.
Both teams came into this game injury plagued but the Dolphins had players step up on all sides of the ball. The rushing game continued to be effective providing two touchdowns. After leading the league in dropped passes through the first three weeks, there was plenty of help today from the receivers as Tannehill spread it around to nine different players.
The defense wan't suffering from jet lag either. Cortland Finnegan recovered a fumble and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter but that was just the icing on the cake. The defense forced four turnovers and never gave the Raiders a chance to get back in the game after the first drive.
After a hectic week overseas the Dolphins get a much needed rest during their bye this week. The injuries have been no stranger to the Dolphins this season. Hopefully they can get healed up in the next two weeks and get key players like Knowshon Moreno, Mike Pouncey, Koa Misi, Randy Starks and the suspended Reshad Jones back to full strength because they will need it for their next home game versus the Green Bay Packers on October, 12 at 1pm.
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