Sunday, November 2, 2014

Tannehill, Dolphins' defense rip through Chargers


Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill wasn't happy with the way he and his offense performed last week. He redeemed himself Sunday.

Tannehill threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns, notching a career-high passer rating of 125.6 in a 37-0 blowout win over the visiting San Diego Chargers.

Before finding the bench for the final period, Tannehill connected on 24 of 34 passes for no turnovers and the three scores, which went to tight end Charles Clay and receivers Rishard Matthews and Jarvis Landry.

He added 47 yards on four carries through his three quarters of action.

The Dolphins scored on six of their first seven possessions, only coming up short on a missed field goal at the end of the first half.

Defensively, the Dolphins were a nightmare for Philip Rivers, picking off the Chargers quarterback three times and adding another takeaway via a forced fumble. Miami cornerback Brent Grimes snagged two of the interceptions.

The fumble, forced by Olivier Vernon, set up the Dolphins' final score in the third quarter--a 13-yard strike from Tannehill to Landry.

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