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                     === Dolphins handle Henne, Jaguars ===
 
 Miami,  FL (Sports  Network) -  The Miami  Dolphins must  be happy  with their
 quarterback decision.
 
 Rookie  Ryan Tannehill  threw  a pair  of touchdown  passes  and former  Miami
 starter  Chad Henne  struggled  in his  return  to Sun  Life  Stadium, as  the
 Dolphins earned a 24-3 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
 
 Henne  spent the  previous four seasons in  Miami and had a record of 13-18 as
 the  Dolphins' starting quarterback, including 0-4 last year before a shoulder
 injury  ended  his campaign in October.  He left as  a free agent to sign with
 Jacksonville  in March  and the  Dolphins selected  Tannehill with  the eighth
 overall pick in the draft.
 
 Tannehill  won the  job in a training  camp battle with Matt Moore and has led
 the  Dolphins (6-8) to as many wins as they had all of last year. On Sunday he
 completed  22-of-28 passes  for 220 yards without an interception and also ran
 for 52 yards on eight carries.
 
 Reggie  Bush added 104 yards on the ground for Miami, which dominated for most
 of  the second half and scored the game's final 24 points. The Dolphin defense
 also stopped the Jaguars three times on fourth down inside Miami territory.
 
 "The  defense did a  great job of keeping the other team out of the end zone,"
 said  Tannehill. "They  got down there a  couple times and we kept them out of
 the  end  zone and kept  them from kicking  a field goal  also. I think it's a
 great win for all of us across the board."
 
 Henne  took over as the Jacksonville starter when Blaine Gabbert went down for
 the  season  in mid-November.  He connected  on 18-of-34  throws for 221 yards
 Sunday  in defeat. The  Jaguars (2-12) have dropped three in a row and are one
 loss  away  from having the worst  season in franchise history, surpassing the
 4-12 mark in the club's 1995 expansion campaign.
 
 "Every  time we  take a step forward we  take two steps back, and that cost us
 again today," Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said.
 
 The game turned on a penalty after Henne had thrown an apparent touchdown pass
 in the second quarter.
 
 After a Tannehill fumble early in the second quarter, Henne threw a 20-yard TD
 strike to Justin Blackmon, but Jaguars lineman Guy Whimper failed to report as
 an  eligible receiver and the penalty negated the score. The Jaguars then came
 up short on 4th-and-1 moments later to turn it over on downs.
 
 Miami followed with an 89-yard drive to snap a 3-3 tie. The Dolphins converted
 a  trio of third  downs, including one on a pass interference penalty after an
 incomplete  pass, before  Tannehill capped the 14-play set by finding fullback
 Jorvorskie  Lane in the  end zone from four yards away on the first play after
 the two-minute warning.
 
 The  Dolphin  defense stopped Jacksonville in  Miami territory near the end of
 the half and the offense took the first possession of the third quarter inside
 the  Jacksonville  10, only to  come away empty. A  third-down pass to the end
 zone  fell incomplete and the Dolphins tried a fake field goal. Anthony Fasano
 was  initially  all alone near the  right pylon, but the Jaguars quickly raced
 over  to cover him and punter Brandon Fields, the holder, threw it well out of
 bounds.
 
 Miami  quickly got the ball back at its own 28 after a punt and Bush broke off
 an  electrifying 53-yard run to set up a 30-yard field goal from Dan Carpenter
 for a 13-3 lead with 5:35 left in the third quarter.
 
 Tannehill  keyed the next Miami series with a 30-yard run, but the drive again
 stalled  and Carpenter added a 31-yard kick with just over a minute to play in
 the period for a 16-3 advantage.
 
 The  Jaguars  marched to  the Miami 15  early in the  fourth quarter, but were
 again turned away on 4th-and-1 when Montell Owens was stopped short.
 
 Miami  then  took more than nine  minutes off the clock and Tannehill finished
 the  14-play series with a 2-yard TD pass to Fasano. The two also hooked up on
 a two-point conversion for a 24-3 lead with 3:12 left in the contest.
 
 The  Dolphins came up  with a goal-line stand in the final two minutes to keep
 the Jaguars out of the end zone.
 
 Jacksonville  took the  opening  kickoff  and drove  to  the  Miami 13  before
 settling for a 37-yard Josh Scobee field goal and the Dolphins answered with a
 53-yard kick from Carpenter to conclude their initial series.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The Dolphins finished with 180 yards on the ground, while Jacksonville managed
 only 86 yards rushing ... The Jaguars were again missing running backs Maurice
 Jones-Drew  and  Rashad Jennings, as  well as  cornerback Aaron Ross ... Miami
 held  the ball  for more than 35 minutes ... Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll
 and  fullback Charles  Clay each left the game with apparent knee injuries ...
 Brian  Hartline finished  with five catches for 77 yards and became the eighth
 Dolphin  to reach  1,000 receiving yards in  a season ... Fasano hauled in six
 passes  for  56 yards ...  Miami played  without starting wide receiver Davone
 Bess  and starting  linebacker Koa Misi because of injuries ... Miami finished
 1-3  against the  AFC South, while Jacksonville dropped to 0-3 against the AFC
 East with a game against New England next Sunday ... The Dolphins host Buffalo
 next Sunday.
 
 12/16 19:34:18 ET