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Miami Dolphins Begin Season 0-1, Despite Resilient Effort

The Miami Dolphins started the 2016 NFL season with a 12-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at Century Link Field in Seattle. Although Miami was predicted to lose this game, first year head coach Adam Gase had a solid game plan on how they were going to stop the Super Bowl contenders.

The theme of Sunday’s game were missed opportunities by the Dolphins.

Miami was up 10-6 with only 31 seconds left in the game when Seattle’s quarterback Russell Wilson found Doug Baldwin in the end zone for a two-yard touchdown reception. Perhaps the most frustrating of plays was in the first half with Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills dropped a wide open bomb from Ryan Tannehill that would have been an easy touchdown.

Dolphins running back Arian Foster called attention to himself when he and three other players took a knee during the national anthem. He did not contribute much to the offense, rushing for only 38 yards and no touchdowns in his opening game as a Miami Dolphin. He says the team went into the game knowing Seattle was going to be a tough opponent.

The offense in general had trouble producing points. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill went 16-for-29 in attempts. However, Miami twice drove inside Seattle’s red zone and failed to come away with any points.

On an injury standpoint defensive end Mario Williams left the game in the second half when he was experiencing concussion symptoms. In the first half, defensive tackle Earl Mitchell suffered a calf injury.

The Dolphins will look to bounce back this Sunday when they travel to New England to take on the Tom Brady-less Patriots. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

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