Pennington throws 2 picks in second quarter

January, 4, 2009
1/04/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

MIAMI -- Chad Pennington picked a terrible time to have his first two-interception game of the season.

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The Miami Dolphins quarterback just uncorked a pass that Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed caught as though he were the intended receiver on a seam route, turned around and ran it back 64 yards for a touchdown to give his team a 10-3 lead with 2:30 to play in the first half at Dolphin Stadium.

The actual intended receiver, Ted Ginn, fell down on the play, but the ball hung up so long, it would have been Reed's all the way.

Pennington threw an interception earlier in the second quarter to Ravens strong safety Jim Leonhard.

The Dolphins prided themselves on limiting turnovers all season, tying the NFL record for fewest in a 16-game season with 13. They committed two turnovers only once -- a Pennington interception and Ricky Williams fumble in a Week 16 victory at Kansas City.

The last time Pennington threw multiple interceptions in a game was for the New York Jets in December 2006 against the Tennessee Titans.

He hadn't thrown two interceptions in the same quarter since September 2007 against the Buffalo Bills.

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