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QB snapshot: Ryan Tannehill

A quick observation of quarterback Ryan Tannehill and how he played in the Miami Dolphins' 16-13 win in Week 13:

Tannehill's performance against the New York Jets on "Monday Night Football" was parallel to the rest of the Dolphins' team: It was not pretty, but it was just enough to get a win. He threw for 235 yards and one interception with no touchdowns. His passer rating was a mediocre 77.7.

This was not one of Tannehill's better games, and against a quality team, it probably would have resulted in a loss. He nearly threw two interceptions during an ugly first half, but the Jets (2-10) dropped both opportunities. Tannehill also missed on two potential big plays with off throws deep to No. 1 receiver Mike Wallace.

But here is the biggest stat in Tannehill’s favor: He's 5-2 in his past seven starts. Still, Tannehill must play better in the next two weeks against the Baltimore Ravens (7-5) and New England Patriots (9-3) if the Dolphins (7-5) aim to remain in playoff contention.