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Quarter notes: Fourth

Leon Washington

Leon Washington (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

In a nutshell: Dolphins 24, Seahawks 21. The Dolphins tied the score with 8:08 remaining when Daniel Thomas scored on a 3-yard run to cap a seven-play, 82-yard drive. But Leon Washington put the Seahawks back on top in a blink, returning the ensuing kickoff for a TD. But, part 2, the Dolphins came right back, driving 80 yards in six plays to a 29-yard TD pass from Ryan Tannehill to Charles Clay with 5:13 left. But, part 3, the Dolphins drove to a game-winning 43-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter as time expired.

Player of the quarter: Washington. On the kickoff that followed the Dolphins’ game-tying TD, Washington returned it 98 yards and a score – and ran himself in the NFL record book. It was the eighth scoring return of a kickoff in his career, tying the mark set by the Browns’ Josh Cribbs.

Play of the quarter: Rookie middle linebacker Bobby Wagner snuffed the Dolphins’ game-tying TD drive with an end-zone interception, but blitzing free safety Earl Thomas was flagged for roughing the pass on the play when he leaped and his momentum carried him into Tannehill.

Number of the quarter: 16. Wilson hit his first two passes of the quarter, running his string to 16 in a row – one shy of tying the franchise record that was set by Warren Moon in 1998. Wilson’s next pass kissed off the fingertips of Doug Baldwin.


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