SEATTLE (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins hired head coach Adam Gase for his offensive prowess, but it sure didn’t show during his first day on the sidelines.
Miami’s offense sputtered all day and made big mistakes during it’s few opportunities, leading to an uninspired 12-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
The Dolphins had a chance to get out of Seattle with a win after taking a 10-6 lead with 4:12 left in the game when Ryan Tannehill capped off an 86 yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run.
The lead was very short lived as the Seahawks embarked on a 14-play drive that included a pair of 4th down conversions to take the lead for good.
The first half was a struggle for the offense of both teams, and the second half wasn’t much different.
The Dolphins defense was strong for the most part, coming up with three sacks and two turnovers.
Ndamukong Suh and Mario Williams had two of the sacks.
Kiko Alonso recovered a fumble and Isa Abdul-Quddus came away with Miami’s interception.
The pass rushing combination of Wake and Williams had Russell Wilson running for the sidelines on several occasions.
Williams had to sit out much of the second half due to being in the NFL’s concussion protocol and his absence was really felt by Miami on Seattle’s final drive.
Perhaps the biggest play of the game for Miami was a big blunder by wide receiver Kenny Sills, who dropped a wide open pass from Tannehill that would’ve been a long touchdown for the Dolphins.
There was no one within ten yards of Stills but he couldn’t haul in the pass despite it hitting him in the hands.
Miami also left a pair of field goals on the field as they went for it on 4th and 1, coming up short, on one occasion while in field goal range while Franks had a short field goal attempt blocked in the final quarter.
The Dolphins will fly back to South Florida and regroup before heading up to New England for their Week 2 matchup with the Patriots.