It's always nice when the good Dolphins show up. Most important, good Ryan Tannehill. Good Ryan Tannehill showed up Sunday.
Tannehill was laser-accurate, completing 25 of 32 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns in a better-than-the-score-indicates-yet-still-booty-clenching-at-times 27-14 Miami Dolphins victory.
Tannehill didn't do anything overly explosive in the game. Nothing that will make SportsCenter. No late-game comebacks or drama. Just damn good QB play from the Dolphins signal caller. For a week at least, the temperature of Tannehill and his coaches' seat will turn down from hot to warm.
The win gets the Dolphins back to .500 on the year, at 3-3, and allows them to keep pace with both the Bills and Patriots, which both won this week.
Finally, Tannehill strung together the complete game everyone has been waiting for. Not only that, but he also did it on the heels of a nice last two quarters against the Packers last week, making his last six quarters look damn near Peyton Manningish:
Ryan Tannehill in the past six quarters: 37/47 (78.7%), 437 yards, 4 TDs, 7 carries, 88 yards, 1 TD.
— Alessandro Miglio (@AlexMiglio) October 19, 2014
Mike Wallace continues to have quiet stat lines that include a TD. Wallace scored once again Sunday, finishing with five catches for 46 yards. If Tannehill and Wallace can figure out how to connect on the regular, things could go very well for the Dolphins the rest of the way.
— Jon Zimmer (@NFLhistory) October 19, 2014
Ryan Tannehill thinks he's a real dolphin pic.twitter.com/MjcxsRhZ9x
— Tre Rogers (@TreRogerss) October 19, 2014
Loving it pic.twitter.com/jtxJiuhyGH
— Brendan Tobin (@Brendan_Tobin) October 19, 2014
— SB Nation (@SBNation) October 19, 2014
— Connor (@McCartyConnor) October 19, 2014
— Alan Plager (@stormscomming) October 19, 2014
— AmplifiedtoJosh (@AmplifiedtoRock) October 19, 2014
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.