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.