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Dolphins rally to beat Seahawks 24-21 to end losing streak

Dan Carpenter kicks the game winner.
Dan Carpenter kicks the game winner.
AP/Wilfredo Lee

Dan Carpenter celebrated his 27th birthday in style, kicking a 43-yard game-winning field goal to give the Miami Dolphins a 24-21 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

Carpenter was able to get the winner after a great last minute drive from Dolphin's rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill, moving the team 65 yards to set up the kick.

Tannehill was able to recover from an early interception to go 18 for 26 for 253 yards and a touchdown. It was enough to break Dan Marino's rookie record of 2,210 yards.

The other rookie on the field, the Seahawk's Russell Wilson was equally impressive, 21 for 27 for 244 yards.

With the game tied in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks were able to take the lead on a 98-yard touchdown return by Leon Washington on a kickoff, the eighth of his career.

The struggling Miami Dolphins offense responded with a 80-yard drive with a 29-yard touchdown to Charles Clay to tie the game.

Reggie Bush was also able to recover after struggling in past games with 87 yards on 14 carries.

The Dolphins face the New England Patriots next week trying to keep their postseason hopes alive.


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