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Landry Earns #1 Catch Of 2015 From NFL Network

Posted Jan 5, 2016

The spectacular one-handed catch by Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16 received top billing from the NFL Network in their countdown of the best catches of the 2015 season.

Wide receiver Jarvis Landry didn’t hesitate for one second after the game against the Indianapolis Colts when he was asked whether he had surprised himself by making a spectacular one-handed catch in the fourth quarter.

“Absolutely not,” Landry said.

It may have been no big deal to him, but Landry’s 26-yard catch impressed enough folks that it was selected by the NFL Network as the top catch in the NFL in the 2015 season.

The Dolphins also had the No. 2 run of the season, according to the NFL Network, that being Lamar Miller’s 85-yard touchdown against the Houston Texans.

As fate would have it, Landry’s catch got the nod over an effort from his former LSU teammate and close friend Odell Beckham Jr., who came in at No. 2 with a diving touchdown against the New York Giants.

Landry and Beckham also finished the 2015 season first and second in NFL history, respectively, for most catches in a player’s first two seasons.

The marvelous catch against Indianapolis was good for 26 yards and gave the Dolphins a first down inside the Indy 10-yard line.

“Just me and (Ryan Tannehill) trusting each other,” Landry said after the game. “Making that catch is just him trusting me to make a play.”

Landry caught Tannehill’s pass near the left sideline while being covered by cornerback Darius Butler. Landry was looking inside, but then had to twist his body the other way while leaping before reaching for the ball with only his right hand.

This was the play-by-play call by Dolphins radio voice Jimmy Cefalo: “Is that a catch? My goodness. With one hand, Landry brings it down at the 8-yard line.”

Miller’s 85-yard run was part of a memorable first half that saw the Dolphins build a 41-0 lead against Houston in Dan Campbell’s first home game as interim head coach.

Miller scored the last of the Dolphins’ six touchdowns in that half when he took a handoff, found a hole on the right side and outraced the Houston defense to the end zone.

The top run of 2015, as selected by the NFL Network, also involved the Dolphins, but this one was against them: Chris Ivory’s 31-yard touchdown at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 29.
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