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Postgame Notes: Dolphins Vs. Falcons

Posted Sep 22, 2013

Get all the notes and statistical milestones from Miami's season opening win over the Falcons.



· Today’s paid attendance was 70,660.

· Tyson Clabo, Brent Grimes and Jason Trusnik served as today’s game captains.

· The Miami Dolphins are 3-for-3 in coaches challenges this season. They have successfully won a challenge in each game this season.

· The last time Miami won three games to start the season was in 2002. This was also the last time that Miami has scored 20 or more points in the first three games to start the season.

· John Denney has now played in all 131 games of his nine-year career with the Dolphins. He has now passed Jason Taylor for first place in Dolphin history for most consecutive games played.

· Rookie Will Davis saw regular season game action for the first time in his professional career.

· Ryan Tannehill recorded his second career fourth quarter comeback vs. Atlanta (9/22).

· With 236 yards vs. Atlanta (9/22) Ryan Tannehill surpassed 4,000 passing yards in his career. The second year quarterback now has 4,121 passing yards in his career.

· Ryan Tannehill’s 94.5 passer rating vs. Atlanta (9/22) was the ninth time he had a rating of 90.0 or higher in his career.

· Lamar Miller had a 49-yard rush vs. Atlanta (9/22), which was the longest of his career.

· Brian Hartline’s touchdown reception in the third quarter vs. Atlanta (9/22) was the second scoring catch of the season for the fifth year pro. Hartline’s career high for touchdown receptions in a season is three which he accomplished during his rookie season in 2009.

· Michael Egnew recorded his first career reception in the fourth quarter vs. Atlanta (9/22).

· Lamar Miller’s’ 49-yard rush vs. Atlanta (9/22) is tied for the eighth longest non-touchdown run in team history.

· Daniel Thomas recorded his second rushing score of the season and sixth of his career on a five-yard run vs. Atlanta (9/22).

· Free agent addition Dannell Ellerbe recorded 10 or more tackles for the second consecutive game with 10 vs. Atlanta (9/22). The linebacker had 14 tackles the week prior at Indianapolis (9/15).

· Jimmy Wilson recorded his second career interception in the fourth quarter vs. Atlanta (9/22) to seal the victory against the Falcons.

· Caleb Sturgis connected on fields from 46 and 50 yards vs. Atlanta (9/22). Sturgis is a perfect 5-for-5 on field goal attempts this season.

· With his 50-yard field goal vs. Atlanta (9/22), Caleb Sturgis joins Uwe von Schamann as the the only rookie kickers in Dolphins history to have two field goals of 50 or more yards in a season. Von Schamann booted kicks of 53 yards (10/21/79 at New England) and 51 yards (11/5/79 vs. Houston).

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