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No fourth quarter comeback for Andrew Luck this time

Mike Wallace, Ryan Tannehill AP

The stage was set for Andrew Luck to put another fourth quarter comeback victory on the board on Sunday in Indianapolis, but the Dolphins wouldn’t cooperate.

Cornerback Brent Grimes picked Luck off in the end zone and the Colts fired incomplete on three straight pass plays just outside the Miami red zone with less than two minutes to play before linebacker Phillip Wheeler sacked Luck on fourth down. One first down by the offense later, the Dolphins were 24-20 winners and 2-0 on the season.

The Dolphins grabbed the lead late in the third quarter when Charles Clay plunged into the end zone on a one-yard run. The score was set up by a 34-yard catch by wide receiver Mike Wallace, who had a much better day in his second week as a Dolphin than he did in the season opener. Wallace caught a touchdown to open the scoring and finished the day with nine catches for 115 yards. Clay had 109 receiving yards of his own and Ryan Tannehill overcame intense pressure that led to five sacks to throw for 309 yards on the day.

Miami’s pass rush was a little less successful, three sacks of Luck on the day, and they allowed the Colts to gain more than five yards a rush, but the secondary held strong in the final minutes of the game. The Grimes pick came on a bad throw and bad decision by Luck, but the final drive saw Miami defensive backs knock away passes they had to knock away to win the game.

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54 Responses to “No fourth quarter comeback for Andrew Luck this time”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 15, 2013 4:52 PM

    Lost to the Miami Dolphins AT Home. #RGIIIisthebetterQB

  2. jakec4 says: Sep 15, 2013 4:54 PM

    Those Dolphins are for real. Don’t make Luck the story and the Dolphins the after thought.

  3. 8drinkminimum says: Sep 15, 2013 4:56 PM

    Can’t remember the last time I thought we would win the game instead of blowing it in the 4th Q.

    Miami run game improved. How could it not?

    Mike Wallace involved.

    Tannehill steady again.

    No penalties.

    Defense made plays when it had to.

    Get Brent Grimes under contract!

    Got to love Philbin, Coyle and the rest.

  4. mackcarrington says: Sep 15, 2013 4:57 PM

    Mike Wallace had 1 catch last week and was bitter in victory. I wonder if he felt better about losing this week.

  5. paulbdotcom says: Sep 15, 2013 4:58 PM

    How about #Tannehillisthebest2ndyearqb

  6. jamesct1971 says: Sep 15, 2013 4:58 PM

    Dolphins are probably a little better than most people originally thought. A couple more decent players on offence and they could be playing in January.

  7. thelastpieceofcheese says: Sep 15, 2013 4:58 PM

    Despite atrocious play calling on both sides of the ball, dolphins smashed the colts and the invincible Andrew Luck.

    Dolphins upside scares the rest of the league.

  8. wwwmattcom says: Sep 15, 2013 5:00 PM

    Who cares? Miami won. Good job Miami.

  9. dylanssongwriter says: Sep 15, 2013 5:02 PM

    Illegal Shift??? I’m sure the Colts will soon get a league apology for a horrendous blunder by the refs that cost the Colts 4pts…..that will soothe the loss.

  10. sanchizesucks says: Sep 15, 2013 5:03 PM

    let’s see.. class of the class of 2012.
    Tannehill – 2-0
    Luck – 1-1
    RGIII – 0-2
    Weeden – 0-2
    Wilson – 1-0

  11. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Sep 15, 2013 5:04 PM

    How did I know the worst troll of all time would comment about IRG3 being better?

    Thanks for the picks

    -Rams fans

  12. jakec4 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:04 PM

    jamesct1971 says: Sep 15, 2013 4:58 PM

    Dolphins are probably a little better than most people originally thought. A couple more decent players on offence and they could be playing in January.

    ———————————————————–
    They’re the best team in the AFC East. As long as they play well in their division games there is no reason they can’t win their division. It’s all about getting over the Patriots which Miami has the talent to do. They just need to do it.

  13. isphet71 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:07 PM

    309 yards after 5 sacks is legit. Tannehill played well.

  14. 49ers6rings says: Sep 15, 2013 5:07 PM

    Luck > Overrated. Not accurate and his Oline is better than people give credit for.

  15. henryjones20 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:07 PM

    most overrated qb in the league hands down!! RG3 cam newton get all the critics while luck skates by eith 18ints last yr and nobody says diddley! lol

  16. wearethesteelers says: Sep 15, 2013 5:07 PM

    Luck is garbage

  17. chadhenne42 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:09 PM

    If we beat Atlanta I consider our window open.

  18. randomguy9999 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:09 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Sep 15, 2013 4:52 PM
    Lost to the Miami Dolphins AT Home. #RGIIIisthebetterQB

    —————————————————–

    they why did RG3 get physically mugged today and lose the game?

    RG3 can’t stop taking punishment so he’s never evre going to be a franchise QB because he’ll be out or playing hurt 10+ games a year…. end of story.

  19. mackcarrington says: Sep 15, 2013 5:10 PM

    Yikes! It was wishful thinking that the Dolphins lost. Colts and Phins all look the same to me.

  20. 202folife says: Sep 15, 2013 5:11 PM

    the Phins are primed to take the NFC east from the Pats, 2-0 on the road this season so far. Go Phish!

  21. graham1982 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:12 PM

    No, true story is #DolphinsAreBetterThanDeadskins

  22. cwk22 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:12 PM

    Go Dolphins. Great play by QB. Now we just need thegreatgabbert to troll here and tell us that in spite of how well Tanahill played, Blaine Gabbert is SOOO MUCH better. And to Logicalvoices, Redskins sucked today. period, end of discussion

  23. 12444uggg says: Sep 15, 2013 5:16 PM

    Colts had every chance to win despite a few questionable calls. Dolphins played well. Moving on to next week.

  24. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:16 PM

    lol, one game and Luck is garbage? child please!!! the steelers did what?

  25. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:17 PM

    the Dolphins are better than folks think,

  26. jrcoop says: Sep 15, 2013 5:23 PM

    Wallace… multi trick pony.
    Grimes… clutch DB
    Tannehill… becoming franchise QB
    Sturgis… steal of the draft.
    Team… underrated
    Dolphins… 2-0 on the road.

  27. footballfan says: Sep 15, 2013 5:30 PM

    Sep 15, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT
    Mike Wallace had 1 catch last week and was bitter in victory. I wonder if he felt better about losing this week.

    Well since Miami won I’m pretty sure Wallace feels fine

  28. flash1283 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:32 PM

    jakec4 says:
    Sep 15, 2013 5:04 PM
    jamesct1971 says: Sep 15, 2013 4:58 PM

    Dolphins are probably a little better than most people originally thought. A couple more decent players on offence and they could be playing in January.

    ———————————————————–
    They’re the best team in the AFC East. As long as they play well in their division games there is no reason they can’t win their division. It’s all about getting over the Patriots which Miami has the talent to do. They just need to do it.


    Stop with”they are the best team in the AFC east”.
    They have played 2 games, it’s still the Patriots division.

  29. lbmclean says: Sep 15, 2013 5:39 PM

    I love all the 2012 QB class save Weeden(and he still might be worthy)

    Luck and Tanny could use some help on the OL

  30. lbmclean says: Sep 15, 2013 5:40 PM

    I hope the “experts” keep picking against us

  31. jakec4 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:50 PM

    jakec4 says:
    Sep 15, 2013 5:04 PM
    jamesct1971 says: Sep 15, 2013 4:58 PM

    Dolphins are probably a little better than most people originally thought. A couple more decent players on offence and they could be playing in January.

    ———————————————————–
    They’re the best team in the AFC East. As long as they play well in their division games there is no reason they can’t win their division. It’s all about getting over the Patriots which Miami has the talent to do. They just need to do it.


    Stop with”they are the best team in the AFC east”.
    They have played 2 games, it’s still the Patriots division.

    ———————————————————

    The Patriots look ripe for the picking. They beat the Bills and Jets, and struggled both times. Wow.

    The Dolphins already have two road games out of the way, and just beat a playoff team from last year. Starting 2-0 and only having to go on the road 6 more times is something that is more impressive.

    The Patriots have legit division competition this season. Sorry if you don’t like the truth.

  32. rodge1 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:54 PM

    Where are the ‘experts’ that ripped Miami for not signing Matt Flynn a few years back?

  33. doggeatdogg says: Sep 15, 2013 6:00 PM

    I’m glad Wallace spoke up and put the team on notice that he is there to stretch the field and be properly utilized unlike other players that have left the team and are doing well elsewhere (Welker, Marshall, and now Bush).

  34. scmems07 says: Sep 15, 2013 6:07 PM

    Good win, I’m interested in seeing how good the secondary can be once Taylor, Davis and Patterson are all healthy. Luck and tanne are playing well despite having bad o lines, would like to see what they could do with the lines that Wilson, rg3 and weeden have.

  35. ryann252013 says: Sep 15, 2013 6:09 PM

    The bills, jets, and dolphins are turning into formidable squads with great defenses and good young QBs, watch out New England you can’t
    hold the crown forever.

  36. Brian Basher says: Sep 15, 2013 6:20 PM

    202folife says:
    Sep 15, 2013 5:11 PM
    the Phins are primed to take the NFC east from the Pats, 2-0 on the road this season so far. Go Phish!

    It would take a miracle for the Dolphins to win the NFC East you know since they play in the AFC

  37. realfootballfan says: Sep 15, 2013 6:22 PM

    Luck looks uncomfortable in the new offense despite it supposedly being a form of his college one.

  38. Brian Basher says: Sep 15, 2013 6:26 PM

    footballfan says:
    Sep 15, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT
    Mike Wallace had 1 catch last week and was bitter in victory. I wonder if he felt better about losing this week.

    I bet he feels great he’s probably dancing a jig as we speak especially since they WON

  39. rasta028 says: Sep 15, 2013 6:30 PM

    2 years ago it was Suck for Luck and the Colts did just that, now it look like Colts Suck with Luck.
    RG3 is coming off major knee surgery, what’s your overrated QB’s excuse?

  40. rasta028 says: Sep 15, 2013 6:33 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:
    Sep 15, 2013 5:17 PM
    the Dolphins are better than folks think
    ___________________________________

    or maybe your QB and your predictions are just crappy, Suck for Luck has turned to Suck with Luck..LOL

  41. jrcoop says: Sep 15, 2013 9:24 PM

    realfootballfan says:
    “Luck looks uncomfortable in the new offense despite it supposedly being a form of his college one.”
    ———————————————————
    It wasn’t the new offense, it was the Dolphin D. They’re going to make a lot QB’s “uncomfortable” this year.

  42. scmems07 says: Sep 15, 2013 9:37 PM

    People who think luck is not good is un informed and ignorant. Everyone talks about how kaep, cam, Wilson, rg3 are all duel threat qb’s and hard to game plan for, luck can scramble just as good as those guys but he is a far better passer. Luck and tanne do not have to rely on their legs to be successful. It’s unfortunate that luck and tanne were not drafted into stacked teams so if they had bad days the rest of the team could pick up the slack.

  43. realfootballfan says: Sep 15, 2013 9:43 PM

    jrcoop,
    I was basing it more on how pedestrian they looked last week against the lowly Raiders defense and throughout the preseason. I know the Dolphin defense is good, but it was hardly the difference in this game. They sacked him only once and he was on the wrong page with receivers frequently.

    While I thought it was a good idea to get him in a shorter passing offense, Hamilton’s playcalling has been pretty predictable and bland so far.

  44. soflasfinest says: Sep 15, 2013 11:12 PM

    Hey Indiana, we own you.
    Signed- Miami Heat and Dolphins! Buahahaha

  45. dannywsuarez says: Sep 15, 2013 11:45 PM

    They sacked him three times, what at you watching?? And had an int, let’s also not forget they only allowed three points in the second half. That’s GOOD defense. The Dolohins have a good defense, and Luck still being young, couldn’t quite break through.

  46. phinfan says: Sep 16, 2013 2:38 AM

    202folife says: Sep 15, 2013 5:11 PM

    the Phins are primed to take the NFC east from the Pats, 2-0 on the road this season so far. Go Phish!

    ———–

    Yeah, but lets not discount the Cowboys, Giants, Eagles and Redskins – they look good too. (ugh idiot!)

  47. phinfan says: Sep 16, 2013 2:42 AM

    jrcoop says: Sep 15, 2013 5:23 PM

    Wallace… multi trick pony.
    Grimes… clutch DB
    Tannehill… becoming franchise QB
    Sturgis… steal of the draft.
    Team… underrated
    Dolphins… 2-0 on the road.

    —–

    Well said lets say: Clay… Better than expected

  48. makenobones says: Sep 16, 2013 9:44 AM

    realfootballfan: “I know the Dolphin defense is good, but it was hardly the difference in this game. They sacked him only once..”

    I guess REAL football fans get stats wrong too. Luck was actually sacked 3 times. And just so you know, the Dolphin’s defense WAS the difference.

  49. bigrains says: Sep 16, 2013 11:46 AM

    Luck is still the best 2nd year QB. That’s not a question. Tannehill could be the 2nd or 3rd best. I think he’s better than RG3 and tied with Wilson. I knew yesterday would be a great game and it was. Both teams are on the same track. The colts got robbed with some unreal no calls on 2 blatant pass interference about 20 yards downfield. And the penalty on the “illegal motion” when no one even moved lol that took points away. All I heard coming in was the dolphins D. Witch was pretty good. But their offense was better than ppl think. And all the dolphins fans saying the division is theirs. Settle down. It’s still the pats division. I don’t care how the pats won the games. They are the proven team. And are still without a couple key contributors. Indy will make the playoffs this year, I have no doubt. The dolphins will as well. This year is gonna be Great!

  50. gspeed65 says: Sep 16, 2013 12:58 PM

    Wow their are some really unintelligent people who show their ignorance when they post comments on sites like this.
    For anyone to say that RG3 and Luck suck as QBs is so far off base that you make yourself look like Paris Hilton. because when you open your mouth something stupid comes out of it just like her

  51. gspeed65 says: Sep 16, 2013 1:04 PM

    and to the Miami trolls who want comment on Luck’s stats. 13 of 19 on third down conversions, 11 of which were longer than 12 yards. only Peyton has done better, and he surely didn’t do it against the number one third down defense in the National Football League

  52. phinfan527 says: Sep 16, 2013 1:04 PM

    Jakec4 well said!!

  53. gspeed65 says: Sep 16, 2013 1:06 PM

    And Oh that just happened to be against da finns

  54. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 16, 2013 5:03 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Sep 15, 2013 4:52 PM
    Lost to the Miami Dolphins AT Home. #RGIIIisthebetterQB

    ______________________

    #RGohandtwo

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