The Miami Dolphins fell for the third week in a row and the tenth time overall with their 18-12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Things started ugly for Miami with an early safety. It was the fourth time this year that Miami has taken a safety in what has been a disastrous season for the offensive line. Without proper protection, Ryan Tannehill was again ineffective at times throughout Sunday's loss.
Miami found itself down by eight after one quarter and down by nine at the half. The game would become a battle of field goals in the second half with two for Miami and one for Indianapolis. The damage was already done however and the Dolphins' inability to reach the end zone ultimately led to the loss.
With seconds left in the game, the Dolphins found themselves in the red zone with a first down. A few plays later, the ball was turned over on downs effectively ending the game on Tannehill's sixth sack of the day.
Settling for field goals undoubtedly brought back memories of Miami teams from the past. When the Dolphins overhauled their coaching staff, they expected a change in production. That has not been the case and it is likely that Miami will once again renovate its staff in the off-season.
Tannehill threw an interception and did not record a touchdown pass in the loss. Miami's quarterback was 26-38 for 329 yards and at times looked over matched. With multiple poor decisions and an inefficient line in front of him, Tannehill was throwing off his back foot way too often in the loss.
Miami's only TD came courtesy of Lamar Miller who otherwise had another quiet day. Miller ended up rushing for 31 yards on 15 carries and only had 27 yards combined in the last two weeks.
The Dolphins will wrap up the season next Sunday when they host the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium.