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S3 W16: Dolphins @ Texans

Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by yogibear, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. yogibear

    yogibear Walk On

    Nov 9, 2012
    Miami visiting Houston is a game of little interest to most of the league. Miami has an incredible longshot to make the playoffs needing to win out and have 3 teams lose their last 2 games. So with that in mind the Dolphins have decided to start rookie QB Cody Brown.

    The first quarter was a slow dragged out affair in which rookie QB Brown struggled to make even the simplest passes. Eventually the Dolphins managed to sustain a drive which died out at the Houston 10yd line to score a last minute 28yd FG to take a 3 - 0 lead.

    2nd qtr.
    Things went a little better in this quarter for Rookie QB Cody Brown as he connected on a 24yd TD pass to Clay, and later Moved Miami into position to score a 39yd fieldgoal. Houston managed to drive to the Miami 33 with 1:12 left in the half to kick a 50yd fieldgoal to make the score at halftime Miami 13 - Houston 3.

    3rd qtr.
    Miami stalled on a 62yd drive at the Houston 23yd line and were forced to kick a 40yd field goal to increase their lead by 3 points (Miami 16 - Houston 3). However, Houston refused to let the Dolphins pull away, and later in the quarter scored on a Casey 3yd TD run. Score Miami 16 - Houston 10.

    4th qtr.
    With Houston down only 6 points, the game was looking very shakey for the Dolphins. Cody Brown was ineffective this entire quarter, and the load fell to Peyton Hillis to try and seal the game for the Dolphins. While Hillis lacks Reggie’s speed, and seems to have real problems holding on to the ball, he managed to eat up the clock with workman like efficiency; running for 30yds this quarter alone and scoring on a 4yd run with 1:49 left in the game. Houston’s hopes of driving the field for a quick score and possible onside kick recovery were quickly dashed; as on their first play from scrimmage Schaub was picked by Dolphins CB Marshall (his second of the day) with only 1:40 left in the game. The Dolphins successfully ran the clock down and came away with a much needed, although most likely futile, win. Final Score Miami 23 -Houston 10.

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