Miami Dolphins fall to Colts 27-17, Week 4 Recap

The Miami Dolphins hosted the Indianapolis Colts in a Week 4 AFC Showdown at Hard Rock Stadium. The game was a part of a Celebration of Life for Don Shula as former players, coaches and fans honored the memory of the Dolphins legend.

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Miami started fast with the specials teams extending their NFL longest takeaway streak to 26 games after a muffed punt was recovered by Blake Ferguson. After the takeaway, the Dolphins special teams scored the first points of the game with a 38-yard field goal by Jason Sanders giving the Dolphins a 3-0 lead after the 1st quarter.

In the second quarter the Dolphins gave up a rushing touchdown and went into halftime trailing the Colts 7-3. The Dolphins had two costly turnovers in the second half which made it difficult to gain momentum and lead to the Colts extending their lead to 20-3. The first one on a muffed punt by Jakeem Grant Sr. and the other on a fumble Jacoby Brissett.

The Dolphins' first redzone appearance did not come until the fourth quarter and made that appearance count scoring a touchdown from a one-yard pass from Brissett to Mike Gesicki trimming the lead to 20-10. The Dolphins scored once more in the 4th quarter on a three-yard touchdown reception by Devante Parker from Brissett.

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Stat Colts Dolphins
Total Yards 349 203
Rushing Yards 139 35
Passing Yards 210 168
3rd and 4th Down Conv. 7-16 5-13
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-2
Penalties 8/86 5/32
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On the day, Brissett completed 20-of-30 passes for 199 yards and 2 touchdowns. Devante Parker led all receivers with 77 yards.

The Dolphins look to put an end to the losing streak next week in a matchup against their instate rival, defending Super Bowl Champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa Bay at Raymond James Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM.

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