Tannehill braved snowy conditions for the first time in his career, and did not seem adversely effected. He finished the game with multiple touchdowns for the second week in a row, as he tossed three scores. Two of them went Charles Clay's way including a game-winning 12-yarder with less than three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Tannehill completed 20 of 33 passes for 201 yards to go with his three scores, though he was picked off once. He added 48 yards on three rushes, matching a season-high. Tannehill has now completed at least 60 percent of his passes in six straight games, with nine touchdowns and five interceptions in that span.
Tannehill enters Week 15 against the Patriots with 3,316 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and 14 interceptions on the season.
"He's clearly playing better," Joe Philbin told ESPN.com Wednesday. "You can look [at it] on a piece of paper and say he's playing better. I think overall, he has more command of the offense, his decision-making has improved and this is an important game for everybody."
Despite his improvement, Tannehill might struggle to reach 300 yards for the third time, as he has to face a Steelers defense that holds opposing quarterbacks to 237 passing yards per game, the ninth-fewest in the league. Quarterbacks are averaging just 16.2 Fantasy points per game against the Steelers as well.
Furthermore, the weather in Pittsburgh Sunday calls for a chance of snow. Tannehill has never played in snow, but said he is not overly concerned about it affecting his game.
"If it's snowing, I've heard it's not too bad," Tannehill said. "It's actually nice to play in it. From the guys just in the locker room talking, Matt [Moore] played in the snow a few times. He said it's nice. It doesn't affect the ball."
Even coming off arguably the best stretch of his career, Tannehill isn't the type of quarterback you start against just any defense. With this matchup, Tannehill should probably be considered just a low-end Fantasy option for Week 14.
Tannehill topped 300 yards for the second game in a row, the first time he has done that in consecutive games in his career. Tannehill completed 28 of 43 passes for 331 yards, and tossed a pair of touchdowns, one each to Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace. He added 22 yards rushing on three attempts.
The only blemish on Tannehill's line was a second-quarter interception. Tannehill has now completed better than 60.0 percent of his passes in each of the last five games, while throwing six touchdowns and four interceptions in that span. With four games left in the season, he heads into Week 14 against the Steelers just 179 passing yards short of his rookie season total.
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