If you remember right, we told you that the Broncos-Dolphins tilt might wind up being sneaky good.
It turns out that the Fins played the AFC Champs so tough that Denver didn’t take the lead until there were just five minutes left to play in the fourth quarter.
Miami had maintained a lead throughout the game behind a solid start by Ryan Tannehill. The Dolphins QB tossed three TDs and ran in another, although his one turnover did prove to be crucial late in the game.
But in the end, Denver’s Hall-of-Fame signal caller was too much for the Miami D to handle.
Broncos score 22 points in 4th quarter to beat Dolphins, 39-36. Peyton Manning throws 4 TD, 3 to Demaryius Thomas. pic.twitter.com/LkSaYaiHLc
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 24, 2014
Once Denver had seized the lead, Miami quickly imploded.
Down by four, 32-28, Tannehill threw an interception to T.J. Ward, setting up an easy seven for the Broncos. They quickly converted the turnover on Manning’s 4th touchdown pass (Wes Welker).
Trailing by 11, the Dolphins were able to trim the lead to just three on a Landry touchdown run and two-point conversion – but with under two minutes to play they were forced to try for the onside kick.
They didn’t get it – but they sure did give it the old college try with this unconventional approach: