Dolphins defensive again Steven Parker (26) rolls absent with the ball simply after stripping it within the shut zone from Indianapolis Colts restricted finish Eric Ebron (85) throughout the preliminary 50 p.c of an NFL soccer sport in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. The play was rule an interception by Parker.
Ryan Fitzpatrick scored on an 11-property function within the to start out with 50 p.c and the Miami Dolphins safety manufactured a late halt Sunday to take care of a 16-12 victory above the Indianapolis Colts.
The Dolphins (two-7) have obtained two straight simply after a miserable begin off and gained their initially win at Lucas Oil Stadium since 2013.
Indianapolis (five-four) has misplaced back-to-back standard-year sport titles for the initially time contemplating that Oct 2018. With beginning up quarterback Jacoby Brissett out primarily due to an injured remaining knee, the Colts offense sputtered. Indy acquired simply 300 total yards and Brian Hoyer was picked off a couple of durations, with Miami scoring 13 factors off these turnovers.
Nonetheless, the Colts skilled 4 odds to decide on the information within the final minute from the Miami 16. Hoyer threw incompletions on the primary three performs and attached with Eric Ebron for eight yards on fourth-and-10, sealing the choice.
It sure was not fairly.
Hoyer’s initially interception led to a 47-garden subject aim by Jason Sanders, and Hoyer’s subsequent decide established up the Dolphins’ solely landing — Fitzpatrick scrambled to the appropriate on third down and situated a in depth open up jogging lane to the end zone for a 10- direct.
Indy lastly scored on a 25-yard space aim by Adam Vinatieri early within the third quarter and slice the deficit to 10-6 when Vinatieri tied Morten Andersen’s league doc for space goal tries on a 39-yarder with 38 seconds remaining within the third. Vinatieri and Andersen have every tried 709 occupation space ambitions nevertheless Vinatieri has created a historical past 596.
The Colts took their solely information when Hoyer attached with Jack Doyle on a 1-garden TD go early within the fourth. However Vinatieri missed his sixth extra degree of the season, leaving the rating 12-10.
Miami answered with a 48-garden space goal to make it 13-12. The Dolphins capitalized on Hoyer’s final interception with one other 48-property topic goal.
Dolphins: Fitzpatrick was 21 of 33 with 169 yards, no touchdowns and a single interception. … Kalen Ballage skilled 20 carries for 43 yards. … DeVante Parker skilled 5 receptions for 69 yards.
Colts: Hoyer was 18 of 39 with 204 yards and only one TD. … Marlon Mack ran 19 instances for 74 yards. … Eric Ebron had 5 catches for 56 yards.
Dolphins: Linebacker Jerome Baker nonetheless left within the subsequent half with what seemed to be an injured appropriate knee and the refs despatched Fitzpatrick to the sideline initially of Miami’s closing sequence. Fitzpatrick took a strike to the helmet on the sooner assortment.
Colts: Functioning again Jordan Wilkins injured his ankle by the third quarter and didn’t return.
Former Colts go rusher Dwight Freeney grew to grow to be the 16th inductee into the crew’s Ring of Honor at halftime.
Freeney accomplished his job as Indianapolis’ sacks chief with 107½ and now ranks subsequent, driving earlier teammate Robert Mathis (123). He was joined by a bunch of earlier teammates like Peyton Manning and Edgerrin James in addition to Month-to-month invoice Polian — who picked Freeney within the initially spherical of the 2002 draft.
It was a novel expertise for Freeney.
“Just before when I arrived out of that tunnel, when I was the past out of the tunnel, I experienced my helmet on, I was all set to go, I was all set to go in and assault anyone,” he reported. “Properly this was not assault-mode. This was much more like, ‘All correct Dwight, relaxed down. Remember what you are likely to say.’ It was a diverse emotion. It was a good emotion.”
Dolphins: Return dwelling to take care of division rival Buffalo following Sunday.
Colts: Will contemplate to get third straight division match this era when Jacksonville visits future Sunday.