Not only did they come within three points of winning the game, the Miami Dolphins had chances of not only winning the game but winning the game outright. The final score dictates how the game was played. In a 10-12 loss, the Miami Dolphins showed everyone that this is revamped team from last year and that they can compete at that next level with the better teams in the league.
Ryan Tannehill was 16 of 29 for 186 years, but Miami drove twice inside the Seattle 20 and failed to come away with any points. Miami missed on three great scoring chances. On fourth-and-one at the Seattle 17 in the first quarter, Tannehill tried to draw the Seahawks offside before handing off to Arian foster who was stuffed at the line of scrimmage. On the next series, Kenny Stills got behind the secondary only to drop what would have been a sure touchdown. In the third quarter, Seattle’s Cassius Marsh blocked Andrew Franks’ 27-yard field goal attempt. If Miami had capitalized on any one of these chances, the outcome of this game would be a win for Miami.
The Miami Dolphins showed that they are a team not to be taken lightly. Yes, it is the first game of the year. But you have to agree that if you are a Dolphins fan, you have to be very excited to have seen Miami march into Seattle (one of the toughest places to win at) to play a very good Seattle Seahawks team and almost, or should I say should have left there with a win to start the season off.
Next up for the Dolphins is a division match-up with the Bradyless, New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.