Monday, December 16, 2013

Tannehill distributes football very efficiently in win


Ryan Tannehill was the ultimate facilitator in the Miami Dolphins' win over the New England Patriots Sunday.

The highly-efficient Tannehill completed passes to 10 different players -- four wide receivers, three tight ends, two running backs and a utility player. Six of those Dolphins had at least one reception of 11 yards or longer.

"The guys around me are just really helping me out so much making big plays off of small throws," Tannehill said after the game, via

Tannehill's breakdown in completions was very ideal. His No. 1 receiver led the team with six receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown, and his No. 2 wideout hauled in a second-best five receptions for 70 yards.

Third was receiver Rishard Matthews with five catches for 64 yards, and tailbacks Daniel Thomas and Marcus Thigpen each were on the receiving end of touchdown strikes from Tannehill.

Miami's second-year signal-caller finished the game completing 25 of 37 passes for 312 yards, the three scores and no interceptions.

The Dolphins' three scoring drives were lengths of 82, 66 and 60 in the second, third and fourth quarters, respectively.

"The guys around me are playing big and making big plays out of normal plays but this is just another step in the process," Tannehill said. "Obviously, it feels good to beat a division team but we have big things ahead of us that I think we have to focus on this week."

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