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Dolphins cash in on Colts turnovers, earn 2nd straight win

Ryan Fitzpatrick scored on an 11-yard run within the first part and the Miami Dolphins protection got here up with a past due prevent Sunday to keep a 16-12 victory at Indianapolis

Ryan Fitzpatrick scored on an 11-yard run within the first part and the Miami Dolphins protection made a past due prevent Sunday to keep a 16-12 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

The Dolphins (2-7) have gained two immediately after a depressing get started and earned their first win at Lucas Oil Stadium since 2013.

Indianapolis (Five-Four) has misplaced back-to-back regular-season video games for the primary time since October 2018. With beginning quarterback Jacoby Brissett out on account of an injured left knee, the Colts offense sputtered. Indy won simply 300 overall yards and Brian Hoyer was once picked off 3 times, with Miami scoring 13 issues off the ones turnovers.

But, the Colts had 4 possibilities to take the lead within the ultimate minute from the Miami 16. Hoyer threw incompletions at the first 3 performs and connected with Eric Ebron for 8 yards on fourth-and-10, sealing the verdict.

It positive wasn’t beautiful.

Hoyer’s first interception resulted in a 47-yard box function by way of Jason Sanders, and Hoyer’s 2d pick out arrange the Dolphins’ best landing — Fitzpatrick scrambled to the precise on 3rd down and located a large open working lane to the tip zone for a 10-Zero lead.

Indy in any case scored on a 25-yard box function by way of Adam Vinatieri early within the 3rd quarter and minimize the deficit to 10-6 when Vinatieri tied Morten Andersen’s league report for box function makes an attempt on a 39-yarder with 38 seconds left within the 3rd. Vinatieri and Andersen have each and every tried 709 profession box targets despite the fact that Vinatieri has made a report 596.

The Colts took their best lead when Hoyer connected with Jack Doyle on a 1-yard TD move early within the fourth. However Vinatieri overlooked his 6th additional level of the season, leaving the ranking 12-10.

Miami responded with a 48-yard box function to make it 13-12. The Dolphins capitalized on Hoyer’s ultimate interception with every other 48-yard box function.

STAT SHEET

Dolphins: Fitzpatrick was once 21 of 33 with 169 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. … Kalen Ballage had 20 carries for 43 yards. … DeVante Parker had 5 receptions for 69 yards.

Colts: Hoyer was once 18 of 39 with 204 yards and one TD. … Marlon Mack ran 19 instances for 74 yards. … Eric Ebron had 5 catches for 56 yards.

INJURY REPORT

Dolphins: Linebacker Jerome Baker left in the second one part with what seemed to be an injured proper knee and the refs despatched Fitzpatrick to the sideline in the beginning of Miami’s ultimate sequence. Fitzpatrick took successful to the helmet at the earlier sequence.

Colts: Operating again Jordan Wilkins injured his ankle throughout the 3rd quarter and didn’t go back.

SALUTING FREENEY

Former Colts move rusher Dwight Freeney turned into the 16th inductee into the crew’s Ring of Honor at halftime.

Freeney completed his profession as Indianapolis’ sacks chief with 107½ and now ranks 2d, at the back of former teammate Robert Mathis (123). He was once joined by way of a gaggle of former teammates together with Peyton Manning and Edgerrin James in addition to Invoice Polian — who decided on Freeney within the first spherical of the 2002 draft.

It was once a distinct revel in for Freeney.

“Ahead of once I got here out of that tunnel, when I used to be the closing out of the tunnel, I had my helmet on, I used to be able to move, I used to be able to move in and assault any person,” he mentioned. “Smartly this wasn’t attack-mode. This was once extra like, ‘All proper Dwight, chill out. Take into accout what you’ll say.’ It was once a distinct feeling. It was once a really perfect feeling.”

UP NEXT

Dolphins: Go back house to stand department rival Buffalo subsequent Sunday.

Colts: Will attempt to win 3rd immediately department recreation this season when Jacksonville visits subsequent Sunday.

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