Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wrap-up: Titans 27, Dolphins 24 (OT)
The Miami Dolphins still have a shot to win the AFC East.
But you'll need a microscope to see it.
Sunday in Nashville, the Dolphins made a gallant comeback to overcome a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit against the Tennessee Titans and send the game into overtime.
Miami had the ball first, but Chad Henne threw an interception. From there, Tennessee needed only four plays to win 27-24 in sudden death. Rob Bironas kicked a 46-yard field goal to make the playoffs much more difficult for Miami.
The Dolphins are one of several teams at 7-7, one game out of the second wild-card spot. The Dolphins have some juice when it comes to tiebreakers. They swept the New York Jets and beat the Jacksonville Jaguars last week.
But losing to the Titans hurts, all but eliminating the division-title option for the defending AFC East champs.
The Dolphins scored 15 points in the fourth quarter, including a two-point conversion with 1:34 left in regulation. Ricky Williams scored on a 1-yard run. Henne found tight end Anthony Fasano from 2 yards out for the other touchdown, and Williams tacked on the conversion to tie it.
It appeared they were destined to win and stay within a game of the New England Patriots, who had beaten the Buffalo Bills.
What forced them to storm from so far back was Vince Young's three touchdown passes and Chris Johnson's 104 rushing yards.
The Dolphins rolled up 468 yards from scrimmage. Henne was 29 of 46 for 349 yards and a touchdown, but he threw three interceptions. Williams rushed 19 times for 80 yards.