A Day of Records and Personal Bests
WR Brian Hartline
WR Brian Hartline

Posted Oct 1, 2012


The Dolphins put up some impressive numbers in Sunday's 24-21 overtime loss at Arizona, with a few players setting new personal bests or even breaking team records. Here are some notes from the game.

• LB Karlos Dansby, G Richie Incognito and S Jimmy Wilson served as game captains for the Arizona game.

• Miami played in overtime for the second consecutive game. The last time that Miami played in two straight overtimes was during the 1987 season (October 18, 1987 loss at the New York Jets 31-37 and October 25, 1987 loss vs. Buffalo 31-34).

• After the loss, Miami now leads the season series over Arizona (formerly known as St. Louis and Phoenix), 8-3, with Arizona winning the last two contests. Miami has outscored Arizona in the series 279-153.

• QB Ryan Tannehill’s 431 passing yards at Arizona were the second most in NFL history for a rookie behind Carolina QB Cam Newton, who had 432 passing yards on September 18, 2011 vs. the Green Bay Packers. This was the highest performance by a rookie quarterback on the road. Tannehill’s 431 passing yards were tied for the sixth-most in Dolphins history and represented the highest total for a quarterback other than Dan Marino.

• QB Ryan Tannehill set a single game rookie passing record with 431 yards at Arizona, breaking Marino's mark by almost 100 yards (Marino had 322 against Buffalo in 1983).

• QB Ryan Tannehill’s 26 completions were the most by a Dolphins rookie in team history.

• For the first time since November 25, 2001 the Dolphins had two players record over 100 yards receiving in a game. WR Brian Hartline (253 yards) and WR Davone Bess (123) became the first tandem to accomplish the feat since WR Oronde Gadsden (116 yards) and WR Chris Chambers (101 yards) who helped the Dolphins to a 34-27 win in Buffalo against the Bills.

• WR Brian Hartline set career highs in both receptions (12) and receiving yards (253) at Arizona. It was also Hartline’s second game of 100 or more yards receiving this season, topping the 111 yard performance he had vs. Oakland on September 16, 2012.

• WR Brian Hartline set a team record with 253 receiving yards at Arizona, breaking the mark of 238 set by Chris Chambers against Buffalo in 2005.

• WR Davone Bess set a career high with 123 receiving yards at Arizona.

• FB Jovorskie Lane scored his second career touchdown on a one-yard run on fourth down at Arizona. It was the second consecutive game that Lane scored a touchdown.

• TE Anthony Fasano had four receptions at Arizona. Fasano now 150 receptions with the Dolphins and passed TE Keith Jackson for third-most receptions in team history for a tight end. He also notched 30 receiving yards and passed Jackson for third-most in team history.

• Miami’s defense did not allow a rusher to go over 100 yards for the 18th consecutive game. It is Miami’s longest streak since not allowing a 100-yard rusher in 20 straight games from 2002-03. It's also the longest active streak in the NFL. Chicago, which plays Monday night at Dallas, has the second-longest streak at 15 games.

• DE Cameron Wake’s 4.5 sacks at Arizona set a new career high, surpassing the 3.0 sacks at Green Bay on October 17, 2010. This was the third time that Wake has notched mult-sacks in the first half and was the seventh multi-sack game of his career.

• Wake’s 4.5 sacks at Arizona tied for the second-highest total in team history. The team record of 5 was accomplished three times, twice by Bill Stanfill and once by Vern Den Herder.

• Miami’s eight sacks at Arizona are tied for the second most sacks in a single game in team history, behind the nine record against Buffalo in 1973.


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