MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. With their playoff hopes on the verge of going in the tank, the Miami Dolphins turned to religion.
Having lost three games in a row, the Dolphins looked in serious jeopardy Sunday of enduring a fourth straight. With just over eight minutes left and Miami trailing Seattle 14-7 at Sun Life Stadium, quarterback Ryan Tannehill apparently had thrown his second interception of the day and seventh in the past three games, fluttering a ball to Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner.
But wait a minute. The Dolphins got a reprieve. Safety Earl Thomas was called for roughing the passer.
"I knew it was a bad play before he had even intercepted it," Tannehill said. "The Good Lord was looking out for me and got it called back."
Given a second chance, the Dolphins got a 3-yard touchdown run by Daniel Thomas on the next play to tie the score at 14. They eventually won 24-21 on a Dan Carpenter 43-yard field goal on the game's final play.
The play was a big...