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                 === Carpenter kicks Dolphins past Seahawks ===
 
 Miami,  FL  (Sports Network) -  Dan Carpenter drilled  a 43-yard field goal as
 time  expired to  lift the Miami Dolphins  to a 24-21 victory over the Seattle
 Seahawks at Sun Life Stadium.
 
 Ryan  Tannehill  threw for 253  yards with a  touchdown and directed a 65-yard
 drive  in seven  plays over the final  1:32 for the winning score. Reggie Bush
 and Daniel Thomas combined for 147 yards with a touchdown apiece on the ground
 for Miami (5-6), which scored 17 fourth-quarter points and halted a three-game
 slide.
 
 Russell  Wilson  completed 21-of-27  passes  for  224  yards  with a  pair  of
 touchdowns  for  the Seahawks (6-5),  who were coming off  their bye and had a
 two-game win streak stopped. Seattle fell to 1-5 on the road this season.
 
 "We  made too many  mistakes and that's just not doing the job the right way,"
 Seattle  head  coach Pete Carroll said.  "I gave them  a bunch of time off and
 maybe we're too young to do that, I don't know."
 
 Wilson  had the Seahawks  at the Miami 40 and threatening for a go-ahead score
 with  less  than two minutes to  play, but a screen  pass lost six yards and a
 sack pushed Seattle back to force a punt.
 
 The Dolphins took over at their own 10 with just 92 seconds left and Tannehill
 quickly went to work. He threw a 19-yard pass to Davone Bess, scrambled for 15
 yards  and  hit Bess again for  25 yards to the  Seattle 36 with 46 seconds to
 play.
 
 "It  was a  team effort, the line gave  me time to see down field and make the
 throw,"  said Tannehill. "Davone got open a couple times and everyone just did
 their  job. That's the  thing you come to find out, if everyone does their job
 and does it well you're going to execute."
 
 After  fullback Charles Clay  caught a pass for seven yards, Thomas ran up the
 middle  for  four yards and the  Dolphins called their final timeout with four
 seconds left before Carpenter calmly split the uprights.
 
 Tannehill completed 18-of-26 passes Sunday, with Bess catching seven balls for
 129  yards. The Miami  rushing game returned as Bush finished with 87 yards on
 14  carries  and Thomas added 60  on nine attempts. The Dolphins finished with
 189  yards  on the  ground --  nine fewer than  the team  compiled in the past
 three games combined.
 
 Neither  team seriously threatened in the first quarter, although the Seahawks
 elected  to punt after a Bobby Wagner interception gave them possession at the
 Miami 35 and they failed to pick up a yard.
 
 The  Dolphins scored first  when Bush ran 21 yards to cap a 94-yard drive late
 in the first half, but the Seahawks immediately answered with an 80-yard march
 and  tied  the game  just 29  seconds before  the intermission  on a 3-yard TD
 strike from Wilson to Anthony McCoy.
 
 Seattle  took its first possession of the second half 80 yards in 12 plays for
 another  score. Wilson  finished the eight-minute series with a 4-yard scoring
 toss to Michael Robinson.
 
 The  Dolphins  tied it  on a  3-yard TD  run by  Thomas with  8:08 left in the
 fourth,  but only  after a costly roughing the passer penalty negated a Wagner
 interception in the end zone.
 
 Seattle  immediately went  back in  front  when Leon  Washington returned  the
 ensuing  kickoff 98  yards for a touchdown, but the Dolphins didn't flinch and
 drove  80 yards  for the tying score. Bush  ran for 22 yards on the first play
 and Thomas hauled in an 18-yard pass to convert 3rd-and-7 before Tannehill hit
 Clay in stride for a 29-yard touchdown with 5:13 to play in regulation.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Seattle  has been  perfect in five home games this season, including wins over
 AFC  East  opponents New England and  the New York Jets ... Washington notched
 his  eighth career kickoff return for a touchdown, tying an NFL record held by
 Josh  Cribbs  ... Seattle's  Marshawn Lynch  was held  to just  46 yards on 19
 carries ... Clay caught six passes for 84 yards ... The Dolphins outgained the
 Seahawks,  435-312  ... Seattle  committed 10  penalties for  59 yards ... The
 Dolphins  have won five of the last six meetings and improved to 10-4 all-time
 against  the Seahawks  ... The  game  was briefly  delayed late  in the  third
 quarter  when the  sprinklers went on ... Miami hosts New England next Sunday,
 while Seattle visits Chicago.
 
 
 11/25 18:45:46 ET