Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) waves to fans as he is escorted off the field after he was injured, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) If you like sloppy football greatly affected by Mother Nature, Sunday’s Cardinals-Dolphins game was for you.Two teams combined for seven turnovers, nine total fumbles, 31 percent on third-down conversions and a litany of other miscues. But alas, it was the Dolphins who prevailed. Andrew Franks booted a 21-yard field goal as time expired to give Miami (8-5) a 26-23 win that kept their postseason hopes very much alive. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact ErrorOK ErrorOK• Grading the Miami Dolphins for their 26-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals (Palm Beach Post) – / 31 Top Stories Comments Share Here are 10 thoughts on the game:• Ryan Tannehill’s injury looms large over Dolphins’ playoff hopes (ESPN.com)The Miami Dolphins were able to celebrate a big December win Sunday over the Arizona Cardinals to improve to 8-5 on the season.But those good vibes were short-lived.• Replacement QB Matt Moore believes he can get Dolphins into playoffs (ESPN.com)“I told him I loved him, and, you know, regardless of what his situation is, ‘This team needs you,’” Moore said. “He agreed and said, ‘I’m there. Let’s go win one game at a time.’ I know he was shaken up. … Just looking at him, he was upset.”• ‘It looked like it was illegal’: Miami Dolphins win, question hit that injured Ryan Tannehill’s knee (Palm Beach Post)And so left tackle Branden Albert wasn’t in the mood for consolation prizes. He heard right tackle Ja’Wuan James addressing the hit delivered to Tannehill’s leg by Cardinals defensive tackle Calais Campbell at the end of the third quarter. He heard James said he couldn’t be sure if it was illegal.He heard enough — and jumped in.“Well, I was the one blocking the man,” Albert said. “It looked like it was illegal to me.” Coach Adam Gase. Vance Joseph, the defensive coordinator. Teammates. Tannehill, as tough as the West Texas ground he came from, bent over on the crutches he’d just received, his eyes misting.• 20 things we learned in the Miami Dolphins’ 26-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals (Sun Sentinel)The Dolphins survived with what may end up as a Pyrrhic victory, gaining their eighth win of the season, but losing starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill to what looks like a significant knee injury.• Dolphins confident Matt Moore can keep season on right track (Sun Sentinel)Moore has been in this situation before with the Dolphins. In 2011, he became Miami’s starting quarterback after Chad Henne dislocated his left shoulder in Week 4.Moore led the Dolphins to a 6-6 record as a starter that season, was named the team MVP, and the next summer Miami drafted Tannehill in the first round of the NFL draft. As a byproduct of Tannehill’s toughness the last five season, Moore had only thrown 16 passes in the six regular-season games he’s played in before Sunday.• Ten thoughts on Dolphins win against Arizona (Sun Sentinel)The Dolphins beat Arizona, 26-23, on a final-second field goal by Andrew Franks. That kept their playoff hopes alive on an odd game of seven turnovers in the rain. But the full story of the game still await’s Tannehill’s medical status. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Their win was a costly one, though, as quarterback Ryan Tannehill suffered a serious knee injury after being hit on a play by Cardinals’ defensive lineman Calais Campbell. He didn’t finish the game, nor will he finish the season because of it.All week long leading up to the game, we keep you abreast of what’s going on with the Cardinals’ weekly opponent in Behind Enemy Lines. Monday morning, we do the same in a postgame manner.It’s Opponent Aftermath…• Dolphins’ bittersweet day: Team pulls out late victory against Arizona in game Ryan Tannehill suffers ‘major’ injury (Miami Herald)The Dolphins improved to 8-5 and still have a chance to make the playoffs if they continue to win. If Matt Moore becomes a star in place of Tannehill.The most important thing first: Tannehill, who was the NFL’s most sacked quarterback his first four seasons but never missed a game, was hit on his left knee by Arizona defensive lineman Calais Campbell in the fourth quarter. He left the game and never returned.• Ryan Tannehill hands football, team and season’s hopes to his backup and friend (Miami Herald)Imagine being Matt Moore today. You are in your sixth season with the Miami Dolphins; only two teammates on the entire current roster have been here longer. But, suddenly, you are the new guy who must introduce himself, as if a Hello My Name Is tag still should be affixed to your uniform. Suddenly, now, you have gone from being the hidden face of obscurity to the man out front carrying a franchise’s playoff hopes. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires • Calais Campbell says Ryan Tannehill injury unintentional (Miami Herald)Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Calais Campbell, playing in South Florida where he was a star for the Miami Hurricanes — badly wanted a win against the Dolphins on Sunday.Campbell also much preferred that both teams leave Hard Rock Stadium with no major injuries.Neither of those two things happened.• Dolphins special teams, pass rush key in win over Cardinals (Miami Herald)Dolphins special teams vs. Cardinals special teams Who won: DolphinsThe impact: Ultimately, the Dolphins’ 10-point advantage in this matchup decided the game. Arizona kicker Chandler Cantanzaro hooked an extra point halfway to the ocean (and not necessarily the Atlantic) and bounced a 41-yard field goal try off an upright. Whether snap, kick or penetration, the Dolphins’ Jordan Phillips blocked an extra point and Walt Aikens returned it for two points. Jarvis Landry’s 20-yard punt return set up the Dolphins drive to a game-winning, walkoff field goal.• A shame Ryan Tannehill’s likely done just as he was taking off with Dolphins (Sun Sentinel)When it was all over, after Ryan Tannehill was fitted with crutches and hobbled to his locker, they came across the room to hug him, one by one.
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