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Dolphins rally from 17-point deficit to stun Falcons 20-17

ATLANTA (AP) Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins finally generated some offense.

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons totally fell apart.

The result: a stunning 20-17 victory for the Dolphins.

Cutler threw a pair of touchdown passes, Cody Parkey kicked a pair of field goals and Miami rallied from a 17-0 halftime deficit, rekindling memories of Atlanta's epic collapse against New England in the Super Bowl.

And next up for the Falcons - a rematch against the Patriots.

''It's tough,'' Atlanta linebacker Vic Beasley Jr. said. ''We experienced that feeling before in the Super Bowl.''

Ryan, who had five interceptions in the two previous games, threw another crucial pick with the Falcons in position to at least attempt a tying field goal.

Cordrea Tankersley got a hand on a pass intended for Austin Hooper and Reshad Jones swooped in to make the game-clinching interception inside the 10 with 39 seconds remaining.

''I kept my eyes on the ball and made a great play,'' Jones said. ''This was a huge win for us against a great offense.''

The Falcons don't look so great at the moment.

Ryan is just one interception away from his total for all of last season, when he was the league's MVP.

''I understood we were in field goal range to tie the game. I also understood that we had plenty of time on the clock,'' Ryan said of the final possession.

''It was a throw I felt good about, so I let it rip. Just a good play by them. Sometimes, that's how it goes.''

Parkey put the Dolphins (3-2) ahead for the first time with 2:30 remaining, booting a 38-yard field goal after a gutsy play by receiver Jarvis Landry, who was hit by six players but still managed to power ahead for a crucial first down.

Cutler, who struggled in his first four games as the Dolphins' fill-in starter after putting off retirement, completed 19 of 33 for 151 yards, including scoring passes to Landry and Kenny Stills. Jay Ajayi had a big game on the ground, rushing for 130 yards.

''We can't be satisfied with this game,'' Cutler said. ''This is a one-week business.''

The Falcons (3-2) appeared headed for an easy victory, especially against a team that had scored only three offensive touchdowns all season.

Marvin Hall, promoted a day earlier from the practice squad because of an injury to starting receiver Mohamed Sanu, hauled in a 40-yard touchdown with his first career reception . Tevin Coleman scored on a 6-yard run, and Matt Bryant had a 50-yard field goal.

Cutler failed to complete a pass longer than 12 yards over the first two quarters and was picked off by Deion Jones late in the half.

But the Dolphins totally turned things around in the second half, taking advantage of two huge mistakes by the Falcons.

''Today was the first time the offense kind of gave the defense a little hope,'' said Miami coach Adam Gase, whose team endured a tumultuous week after offensive line coach Chris Foerster resigned Monday when a video surfaced that appeared to show him snorting a white powder while sweet-talking a Las Vegas model.

A silly roughing-the-quarterback penalty on Grady Jarrett negated another interception by Jones deep in Atlanta territory, and Miami scored two plays later when Cutler flipped a 7-yard touchdown pass to Landry.

The Falcons also botched a punt with a snap that may have struck the up-back. Matt Bosher picked it up and was dumped far short of the first down, setting up the Dolphins to drive for Parkey's 49-yard field goal, which tied the game at 17 with 8 1/2 minutes remaining.

Miami opened the second half with its most impressive drive, a 15-play, 75-yard effort that ended with Cutler's 11-yard scoring pass to Stills .

''This one hurts,'' Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. ''For us to be the team we can be, we've got to be more consistent.''

SECOND-HALF WOES

The Falcons have been outscored 72-40 after halftime this season.

That lack of a finishing touch has led to two straight home losses.

In their previous game, the Falcons squandered a 10-7 halftime edge against the Buffalo Bills and lost 23-17.

This was much worse.

Atlanta managed only 106 yards and five first downs in the second half. Ryan finished 24 of 35 for 248 yards, but just 97 yards came after halftime.

INJURY REPORT

Dolphins center Mike Pouncey went out in the second quarter with a possible concussion and didn't return.

UP NEXT

Dolphins: Return home to face the New York Jets for the second time this season. The AFC East rivals met in Week 2, with the Jets prevailing 20-6.

Falcons: Travel to New England for a primetime rematch against the Patriots, who rallied from a 28-3 deficit in the Super Bowl to win in overtime.

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Key Players
J. Cutler 6 QB
151 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, INT, RuYd
16
FPTS
M. Ryan 2 QB
248 PaYds, PaTD, INT
13
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:30
C.Parkey 38 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Denney, Holder-M.Haack.
10
plays
46
yds
4:30
pos
20
17
Field Goal 8:34
C.Parkey 49 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Denney, Holder-M.Haack.
8
plays
21
yds
3:08
pos
17
17
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:32
C.Parkey extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Denney, Holder-M.Haack.
plays
yds
pos
14
17
Touchdown 1:32
J.Cutler pass short left to J.Landry for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5
plays
51
yds
2:30
pos
13
17
Point After TD 6:17
C.Parkey extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Denney, Holder-M.Haack.
plays
yds
pos
7
17
Touchdown 6:17
J.Cutler pass short left to K.Stills for 11 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
15
plays
75
yds
8:43
pos
6
17
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:29
M.Bryant extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Harris, Holder-M.Bosher.
plays
yds
pos
0
17
Touchdown 5:29
T.Coleman left guard for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Official reviewed the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was Upheld. The ruling on the field stands.
5
plays
61
yds
2:23
pos
0
16
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:51
M.Bryant extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Harris, Holder-M.Bosher.
plays
yds
pos
0
10
Touchdown 1:51
M.Ryan pass deep middle to M.Hall for 40 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
90
yds
4:49
pos
0
9
Field Goal 9:41
M.Bryant 50 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Harris, Holder-M.Bosher.
11
plays
43
yds
5:19
pos
0
3
Team Stats
Time of Pos 34:24 25:36
1st Downs 20 19
Rushing 7 5
Passing 10 13
Penalty 3 1
3rd Down Conv 5-12 6-11
4th Down Conv 2-3 0-1
Total Net Yards 289 339
Total Plays 64 56
Avg Gain 4.5 6.1
Net Yards Rushing 138 100
Rush Attempts 31 19
Avg Rush Yards 4.5 5.3
Net Yards Passing 151 239
Comp. - Att. 19-33 24-35
Yards Per Pass 4.6 6.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 2-9
Penalties - Yards 4-42 6-73
Touchdowns 2 2
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 2 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 2-40.0 3-39.3
Return Yards 58 35
Punts - Returns 1-8 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 2-35 2-34
Int. - Returns 1-15 1-1
Kicking 4/4 3/4
Extra Points 2/2 2/2
Field Goals 2/2 1/2
Red Zone Eff. 2-3 -67% 1-1 -100%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Dolphins 3-2 0014620
Falcons 3-2 1070017
151 PASS YDS 239
138 RUSH YDS 100
289 TOTAL YDS 339
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Cutler 6 QB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.6% 151 2 1 76.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.6% 857 5 4 75.2
J. Cutler 19/33 151 2 1 16
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Ajayi 23 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
26 130 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
102 391 0
J. Ajayi 26 130 0 18 13
D. Williams 26 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 30 0
D. Williams 4 9 0 5 1
J. Cutler 6 QB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 20 0
J. Cutler 1 -1 0 -1 16
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Landry 14 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
14 8 62 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 38 272 2
J. Landry 14 8 62 1 11 12
K. Stills 10 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 49 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 163 2
K. Stills 4 4 49 1 18 10
J. Thomas 89 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 108 0
J. Thomas 5 3 22 0 12 2
D. Williams 26 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 33 0
D. Williams 3 3 14 0 7 1
J. Grant 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 15 0
J. Grant 1 1 4 0 4 0
L. Carroo 88 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
L. Carroo 3 0 0 0 0 0
J. Ajayi 23 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 23 0
J. Ajayi 3 0 0 0 0 13
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
L. Timmons 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-2 0 0.0
L. Timmons 6-2 0.0 0 0
R. Jones 20 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-5 1 0.0
R. Jones 5-2 0.0 1 0
B. McCain 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-4 0 0.0
B. McCain 5-2 0.0 0 0
K. Alonso 47 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-9 0 1.0
K. Alonso 4-1 0.0 0 0
X. Howard 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-2 0 0.0
X. Howard 3-1 0.0 0 0
W. Hayes 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 1.0
W. Hayes 3-0 0.0 0 0
N. Allen 29 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-4 0 0.0
N. Allen 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Wake 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 3.0
C. Wake 2-0 1.0 0 0
N. Suh 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-4 0 2.0
N. Suh 2-1 1.0 0 0
S. Perry 34 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
S. Perry 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Branch 50 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 3.0
A. Branch 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Thomas 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
M. Thomas 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Phillips 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
J. Phillips 1-1 0.0 0 0
R. Maualuga 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
R. Maualuga 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Tankersley 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
C. Tankersley 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Thomas 89 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Thomas 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Williams 26 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Williams 0-1 0.0 0 0
D. Godchaux 56 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
D. Godchaux 0-1 0.0 0 0
W. Aikens 35 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
W. Aikens 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Parkey 1 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
7/7 4/6
C. Parkey 2/2 49 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Haack 16 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 40.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
27 46.9 9
M. Haack 2 40.0 1 42
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Drake 32 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 17.5 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 21.2 34 0
K. Drake 2 17.5 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Grant 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 8.0 8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 6.8 14 0
J. Grant 1 8.0 8 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Ryan 2 QB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.6% 248 1 1 86.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.9% 1357 6 6 87.3
M. Ryan 24/35 248 1 1 13
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Freeman 24 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 68 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
79 353 5
D. Freeman 9 68 0 44 7
T. Coleman 26 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 32 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
38 213 1
T. Coleman 9 32 1 20 9
M. Bosher 5 P
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
M. Bosher 1 0 0 0 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Jones 11 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 6 72 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 25 367 0
J. Jones 7 6 72 0 18 7
A. Hooper 81 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 7 48 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 242 1
A. Hooper 9 7 48 0 11 4
M. Hall 17 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 40 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 40 1
M. Hall 2 1 40 1 40 10
T. Gabriel 18 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 4 39 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 168 1
T. Gabriel 8 4 39 0 13 3
J. Hardy 14 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 34 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 65 1
J. Hardy 3 3 34 0 22 3
D. Freeman 24 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 81 0
D. Freeman 4 2 11 0 11 7
T. Coleman 26 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 157 1
T. Coleman 1 1 4 0 4 9
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
K. Neal 22 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-8 0 0.0
K. Neal 7-1 0.0 0 0
R. Allen 37 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-3 0 0.0
R. Allen 7-0 0.0 0 0
D. Jones 45 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-5 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-10 1 1.0
D. Jones 6-5 0.0 1 0
D. Campbell 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-8 0 1.0
D. Campbell 2-2 0.0 0 0
D. Coleman 40 FB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
D. Coleman 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Poe 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
D. Poe 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Reed 50 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-7 0 3.0
B. Reed 1-3 0.0 0 0
K. Ishmael 36 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
K. Ishmael 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Alford 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-3 0 0.0
R. Alford 1-2 0.0 0 0
D. Trufant 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 1 0.0
D. Trufant 1-2 0.0 0 0
G. Jarrett 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-6 0 0.0
G. Jarrett 1-3 0.0 0 0
D. Shelby 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 1.0
D. Shelby 1-3 0.0 0 0
M. Bosher 5 P
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Bosher 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Poole 34 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-7 0 1.0
B. Poole 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Freeman 24 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Freeman 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Riley 42 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-12 0 0.0
D. Riley 1-5 0.0 0 0
T. McKinley 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
T. McKinley 1-0 0.0 0 0
V. Beasley 44 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 2.0
V. Beasley 0-1 0.0 0 0
A. Clayborn 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 2.0
A. Clayborn 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Vellano 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
J. Vellano 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Bryant 3 K
5
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
10/11 13/13
M. Bryant 1/2 50 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Bosher 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 39.3 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
15 44.8 7
M. Bosher 3 39.3 0 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Roberts 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 17.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 21.5 61 0
A. Roberts 2 17.0 18 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:41 MIA 13 3:01 6 39 Punt
1:51 MIA 23 3:32 6 35 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:48 MIA 44 3:56 6 17 Downs
5:29 MIA 25 4:25 9 44 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MIA 25 8:43 15 75 TD
4:02 MIA 49 2:30 5 51 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:42 MIA 48 3:08 8 21 FG
7:00 MIA 34 4:30 10 46 FG
0:39 MIA 11 0:39 1 -1 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ATL 25 5:19 11 43 FG
6:40 ATL 10 4:49 9 90 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:19 ATL 20 1:31 3 -1 Punt
7:52 ATL 39 2:23 5 61 TD
1:04 ATL 12 1:04 7 47 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
6:17 ATL 17 2:15 3 8 Punt
1:32 ATL 25 4:50 8 27 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:34 ATL 25 1:34 3 -6 Punt
2:30 ATL 13 1:51 9 61 INT