Tannehill hurt as Dolphins beat Cards on late kick, 26-23
Dec 12 2016
Despite a loss by the Denver Broncos (8-5) on Sunday, the Dolphins remain on the outside looking in via tiebreakers for the final AFC wild-card playoff spot and have little margin for error. But he was hit low by Cardinals defensive tackle Calais Campbell in the second half and immediately signaled the sideline for medical attention.
Tannehill is in the midst of a career revival under new head coach Adam Gase, with a career-high 66.7% completion rate entering the game, along with 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
The bigger story coming out of Miami's 26-23 victory was the left knee injury suffered by quarterback Ryan Tannehill. He as he was replaced by Matt Moore. The opponents combined for five first-quarter turnovers - the most in the National Football League this season - and six total in a first half that the Dolphins led 14-9. Then Catanzaro missed a 41-yard field goal off the right upright late in the second quarter that would've pulled the Cardinals to within 14-9 (or 14-10 had he made the extra point).
First, it was Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer tossing a pass off the fingertips of Larry Fitzgerald that found the mitts of Dolphins linebacker Mike Hull on an interception that set up a 7-0 Dolphins lead. The teams combined for seven turnovers, including five in the first quarter.
Early in the third quarter, the Tannehill threw a 71-yard pass to receiver Jarvis Landry. Look no further than the past two weeks.