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Dolphins, Falcons trade touchdowns with starting offenses


The best news for both the Dolphins and Falcons is that the starting offenses emerged from the first quarter of the first preseason game with no apparent injuries.  The second-best news is that both starting offenses scored touchdowns on their opening drives.

The Dolphins, with third-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill running coordinator Bill Lazor’s new offense, led the Dolphins 73 yards in 10 plays.  Tannehill completed six of six passes for 62 yards, and a six-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson.

For Atlanta, Matt Ryan completed all seven attempts in leading the Falcons on a 15-play, 77-yard march.  Running back Jacquizz Rodgers capped the drive with a two-yard score.

Both Tannehill and Ryan exited after one series.

Receiver Julio Jones and running back Steven Jackson aren’t playing for the Falcons, as expected.

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14 Responses to “Dolphins, Falcons trade touchdowns with starting offenses”
  1. scmems07 says: Aug 8, 2014 7:53 PM

    Guess you forgot to mention that the dolphins are missing Wallace, hartline Moreno and clay too but that’s expected I guess.

  2. finfan87 says: Aug 8, 2014 7:55 PM

    Why mention some Falcons players not starting but ignore that Miami has just as many key offensive starters not playing?

  3. atlfan31833 says: Aug 8, 2014 8:38 PM

    Wasn’t mentiomed because Falcons are sitting players too

  4. bcooper99 says: Aug 8, 2014 9:37 PM

    Yeah both offenses missing key parts. But both still scored on opening drives so it’s allll gooood

  5. boozer8888 says: Aug 8, 2014 9:55 PM

    Great start to the preseason for Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins!

  6. droopyyydog1 says: Aug 8, 2014 9:58 PM

    good to see Tannehill can throw the ball 10 yards at a time. How bout some deep ball practice, because like you need it. I would rather see a 2 -8 for 89 yards instead of this 6-6 and 62 yards, whoopee !

  7. VenerableAxiom says: Aug 8, 2014 10:09 PM

    Tannehill and the offense looked as good as I’ve ever seen them. The Lazor offense is for real.

  8. gammynomnom says: Aug 8, 2014 10:16 PM

    Matt Ryans long journey to post season suckage begins!

  9. gllmiaspr says: Aug 9, 2014 7:35 AM

    A 2 for 8 for 89 yds is likely to cause you lose several possession on downs and not result in a TD unless you are running the ball really well.
    The 6-6 for 62 yds with 1 TD and no interceptions resulted in a QB rating of 149.

    A 2-8 even if it resulted in a TD with 0 interceptions means a QB rating of of 113.

  10. rob8375 says: Aug 9, 2014 8:38 AM

    Its all about getting Tannehill completions at game speed the deep ball comes later. Its been a while since he has played in game action he needs to get comfortable and confident and that is exactly what they did, the same goes for Matt Ryan too.

  11. slick50ks says: Aug 9, 2014 9:54 AM

    I don’t think there’s any doubt that these are two bottom feeders.

  12. bsizemore68 says: Aug 9, 2014 12:01 PM

    Good that you ( slick ) don’t think. Stay away, don’t come back. Bill

  13. dolphincritic says: Aug 9, 2014 6:31 PM

    I thought that we got off to a pretty good start. I would have liked to see a second series with Tannehill. Our defense gave up too many penalties due to rule changes. The D line looked very good but Jordan was invisible.

    Looking forward to next week. I hope that we improve.

  14. ncumpire51 says: Aug 10, 2014 3:53 PM

    Hey slick,go back over to your jets page.The dolphins and Tannehill are going to compete for the AFC East division this year and overtake the Pats.The old saying life goes full circle stands true and the fins will be back on top just like the old days.

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