ATLANTA (AP) — Jay Cutler threw a pair of landing passes, Cody Parkey kicked a pair of area objectives and the Miami Dolphins rallied from a 17-zero halftime deficit to stun the Atlanta Falcons 20-17 on Sunday.
Matt Ryan had one other essential interception with the Falcons in place to a minimum of try a tying area objective.
Cordrea Tankersley acquired a hand on a cross meant for Austin Hooper and Reshed Jones swooped in to make the sport-clinching interception with 39 seconds remaining.
Parkey put the Dolphins (three-2) forward for the primary time with 2:30 remaining, booting a 38-yard area objective after a gusty play by receiver Jarvis Landry, who was hit by six gamers however nonetheless managed to energy forward for an important first down.
Cutler, who struggled in his first 4 video games because the Dolphins’ fill-in starter after pushing aside retirement, accomplished 19 of 33 for 151 yards, together with scoring passes to Landry and Kenny Stills. Jay Ajayi had an enormous recreation on the bottom, dashing for one hundred thirty yards.
The Falcons appeared headed for a simple victory, constructing an enormous lead that appeared much more snug towards a staff that has scored solely three offensive touchdowns all season.
Marvin Corridor, promoted a day earlier from the follow squad due to an damage to beginning receiver Mohamed Sanu, hauled in a forty-yard landing cross together with his first profession reception.
Tevin Coleman scored on a 6-yard run, and Matt Bryant booted a 50-yard subject objective. Cutler failed to finish a cross longer than 12 yards over the primary two quarters and was picked off by Deion Jones late within the half.
However the Dolphins completely turned issues round within the second half, profiting from two big errors by the Falcons.
A roughing-the-quarterback penalty on Grady Jarrett negated one other interception by Jones deep in Atlanta territory, and Miami scored on the very subsequent play when Cutler flipped a 7-yard landing move to Landry.
The Falcons additionally botched a punt, the snap putting up-again Terron Ward when he appeared to slip over the trail of the ball earlier than it might get to Matt Bosher.
The punter picked it up and tried to run however was tackled far in need of the primary down, establishing the Dolphins to drive for Parkey’s forty nine-yard area objective, which tied the sport at 17 with 8½ minutes remaining.
Miami opened the second half with its most…