Here are my takeaways from Sunday’s season finale against the Patriots.
1) Tannehill Shines - It’s no secret that it’s been an up and down season for Ryan Tannehill, but on Sunday he was at his best. Tannehill threw for 350 yards, two touchdowns and finished the day with a QB rating of 112.8. But it wasn’t just the stat line for Tannehill on Sunday, it was the little things that he did well that stuck out. He threw an accurate deep ball on more than one occasion. He was clutch on third down, something he’s struggled with all season long. He even used his feet in timely situations, like his third down run of 19 yards late in the game. During a season of highs and lows, Sunday was definitely a high for Ryan Tannehill.
2) Deadly Duo - We knew before the year that second year receiver
3) Clutch Play - Third down conversions have been such an achilles heel for the Dolphins this season that it’s become repetitive at this point. On Sunday, the demons that have haunted this offense for so long were finally conquered. The Dolphins went 8-17 on third down yesterday, while holding the Patriots to an abysmal 4-14. When you have those two stats going for you you’re going to be tough to beat, and that’s exactly what happened on Sunday. Ryan Tannehill hit a couple big third down throws, including deep balls to Parker and
● Jarvis Landry broke the NFL record for most receptions in first two seasons with 194. Say what you want about the Dolphins draft picks over the years, but this one was a grand slam.
● Nice to see Greg Jennings play a prominent role in the offense on Sunday with four catches for 74 yards.
● Eight different players caught a pass from Ryan Tannehill. He was dealing.