Want positives? Ryan Tannehill looked like the second coming of Dan Marino Sunday in Arizona.
Negative – it still wasn’t enough for the Dolphins to pull out a win in overtime vs the only undefeated team in the NFL.
The Arizona Cardinals, led by a resourceful QB Kevin Kolb, had just enough for the Cards to overcome Tannehill and the Dolphins for a 24-21 win in overtime to improve to 4-0.
Kolb threw for 324 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-tying 15- yard score to Andre Roberts on fourth down with 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter, and Jay Feely nailed a game-winning 46-yard field goal in overtime for the win.
On the day, Kolb completed 29-of-48 passes with two interceptions, while Roberts hauled in six balls for 118 yards and two scores for Arizona, which is off to its best start since the St. Louis Cardinals began the year 7-0 in 1974.
As for Tannehill, it was a record setting outing for the Dolphins. The first-round pick threw for a franchise rookie-record 431 yards on 26-of-41 efficiency, while Brian Hartline had a touchdown and a franchise-record 253 yards receiving on 12 catches for the Dolphins (1-3), who suffered their second consecutive overtime defeat. They fell to the Jets last Sunday.
“We had our opportunities in the game,” Tannehill said. “I think we had a great week of preparation. We made some big plays in the game, just have to find a way to win at the end”
Cameron Wake, who hadn’t tallied a sack over his first three games, registered a career-high 4 1/2 of Miami’s franchise-record eight. Sean Smith intercepted two passes in the setback.
Reggie Bush, listed as questionable after he sustained a knee injury during the Jets game, carried the ball 17 times for 67 yards.
In the end though, it was not enough, as the Cardinals walked out a three-point winner, while the Dolphins continue to compete, but come up just short.