Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/8/14
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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Miami kicker Dan Carpenter didn't wait for presents on his 27th birthday. He gifted-wrapped Sunday's game with Seattle for himself and his team, hitting a 43-yard field goal as time expired to give the Dolphins a 24-21 victory. The game was marked by a brief interruption in the third quarter when the sprinklers on the field went on, but that could not prevent the home team from winning. For Carpenter, it was redemption of sorts. In the third game of the season, he missed from 47 yards in the fourth quarter and again from 48 yards in overtime as the Dolphins lost to the New York Jets 23-20. "It felt like it had been forever," said Carpenter. "It has been so long. I hit it good, looked up and saw it was right down the middle." "I never lost confidence. You don't worry about the last one whether you make it or miss it. You focus on the next one." Carpenter's field goal completed a dramatic finish that saw the Dolphins score on their last three posse...
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