Gallery: Dolphins Win in Week 1

Photos from the Miami Dolphins' victory over the Cleveland Browns

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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 8: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins looks for a pass during the first half against the Cleveland Browns at First Energy Stadium on September 8, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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The Miami Dolphins opened the 2013 season with a win on the road against the Cleveland Browns. Ryan Tannehill completed 24 of 38 passes for 272 yards and a touchdown as Miami topped Cleveland 23-10.
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Miami's defense set the tone early when Nolan Carroll intercepted this pass off of Cleveland QB Brandon Weeden.
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While Tannehill and the passing game thrived, Miami's running game was nonexistent. Lamar Miller gained just 3 yards on 10 carries, while backup Daniel Thomas had 14 on 8 carries. As a team the Dolphins averaged 0.9 yards per rush.
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Miami's offensive line has seen better games. Besides the difficulties in the running game, the line was responsible for 4 sacks of Tannehill on the day.
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Dimitri Patterson intercepted two passes in the first half, giving Dolphins cornerbacks as many interceptions in one game (3) as they had a season ago.
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Despite those three interceptions, Miami found itself down 7-6 at halftime when Cleveland tight end Jordan Cameron hauled in this touchdown pass from Weeden with 28 seconds left in the second quarter.
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The Dolphins' defensive line spent most of the afternoon wreaking havoc in the backfield. Here Cameron Wake records one of his 2.5 sacks (the team had 6 total).
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Browns RB Trent Richardson ran for 47 yards on 10 carries. Though he was effective early, Cleveland relied heavily on the pass (Weeden attempted 53 passes on the day).
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Brian Hartline gave the Dolphins back the lead with a 34-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. He led all Dolphins with 9 receptions for 114 yards, while new pickup Brandon Gibson caught 7 passes for 77 yards.
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Miami made it a ten-point lead in the fourth quarter on this touchdown run from Daniel Thomas. Rookie kicker Caleb Sturgis would add a field goal (his third of the game) later in the quarter to cap the scoring.
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Browns coach Rob Chudzinski shakes hands with Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, who is now 8-9 in his Miami tenure.
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