MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Dolphins scored one long touchdown on a
flea-flicker and another with a running-back-to-running-back
The Dolphins' sizable bag of tricks saved them on a day when
their offense sputtered, and they withstood a frantic rally by the
injury-riddled Seahawks to win 21-19 yesterday.
The loss drops the Seahawks' record to 2-7.
The Seahawks trailed for the final 53 minutes of the game but
nearly forced overtime. Koren Robinson caught a 3-yard touchdown
pass from Seneca Wallace with 2:57 left to make the score 21-19.
But on the 2-point conversion try, Seattle was pushed back to
the 8 because of a false start, and Yeremiah Bell batted away
Wallace's pass at the goal line.
Seattle recovered a fumble inside the Miami 30 on the next
series, but officials reviewed the play and ruled the ball was down
before it came loose. The Dolphins then punted, and Seattle
advanced to the Miami 49 before Wallace's pass glanced off the
hands of John Carlson on fourth-and-10 with 18 seconds left.
The Seahawks' next game is Sunday at home against the Arizona
Cardinals. Seattle hopes to have quarterback Matt Hasselbeck back.
He's missed five games because of a sore knee aggravated by a
bulging disc in his back.
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