Dolphins Quarterback Ryan Tannehill Nominated for Two NFL Awards

Marc Serota

The Miami Dolphins beat the Seattle Seahawks this past weekend, coming away with a 24-21 win. Miami's rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill was instrumental in the win, directing three fourth quarter scoring drives, earning himself two NFL weekly awards nominations. Now, it's up to us to vote for him as the winner.

The Miami Dolphins snapped their three game losing streak when rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill put the team on his shoulders and directed three fourth quarter scoring drives, leading to the team's 24-21 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. The performance was good enough to see Tannehill nominated for two of the NFL's weekly awards.

Tannehill completed 18 of 26 passes for 253 yards and one touchdown against the NFL's third ranked pass defense. He also had an interception, but finished the game with the second highest single game passer rating of his career, 97.1.

The NFL nominated Tannehill for the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week based on his performance. He is up against the Washington Redskins' quarterback Robert Girffin III, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, running back Alfred Morris from the Redskins, and the Cleveland Browns' running back Trent Richardson.

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Tannehill's performance also garnered him a nomination for the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week. The award is given to the play or moment each week that best represents determination and perseverance.

Of the Dolphins' rookie's nomination, the NFL writes, "Tannehill sparks late Dolphins rally for win: Riding a three-game losing streak entering Week 12, it appeared the Miami Dolphins might drop a fourth straight game after return specialist Leon Washington gave the Seattle Seahawks a seven-point lead following a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. QB Ryan Tannehill, who struggled during the Dolphins' recent slide, marched Miami 80 yards for the tying score. Tannehill drove the Dolphins 65 yards in the game's final minute and a half to set up K Dan Carpenter's winning field goal as time expired in a 24-21 victory."

Tannehill's come back against the Seahawks is nominated against Robert Griffin III and the Redsksins battling back into the playoff race and Ray Rice's heroics lifting the Ravens past the Chargers.

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