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Dolphins vs. Cardinals: Miami falls in overtime, 24-21

The Miami Dolphins fell to 1-3 after a tough road loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

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Dolphins avoid major setbacks in Week 4

The Miami Dolphins lost to the Arizona Cardinals in overtime on Sunday, but they can be encouraged by a performance that saw them out-gain the Cardinals by more than 180 yards, without suffering any major injuries.

Related: Closer Look at Brian Hartline's 80 Yard Touchdown

The team had plenty of bumps and bruises heading into Week 4, including Reggie Bush's knee injury. Bush was able to participate in the game Sunday and finished with 67 yards on 17 carries. Miami's offense was primarily fueled by quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who threw for 431 yards.

Cornerback Richard Marshall, wide receiver Marlon Moore, linebacker Austin Spitler and defensive lineman Tony McDaniel have also been nursing injuries.

The Dolphins return to action in Week 5 with a pivotal game at the Cincinnati Bengals. A loss there would drop Miami to 1-4. Some better luck would help Miami turn things around, as the team's last two defeats have been by a combined six points.


Cardinals down Dolphins in overtime

The Cardinals needed a late touchdown to force overtime, but were able to come away with the 24-21 win.


Dolphins lead Cardinals 13-0 at the half

The Miami Dolphins are in control of their game against the Arizona Cardinals, and lead 13-0 at the half. The Dolphins defense has held the Cardinals to only 68 yards of total offense in the first half, and have sacked Kevin Kolb three times. Sean Smith intercepted Kolb for the game's only turnover so far. Ryan Tannehill is an impressive 15-21 for 219 yards through the first 30 minutes, with 110 of those yards going to Brian Hartline.

Dan Carpenter has a pair of short field goals, and the only touchdown of the half is courtesy of Dolphins fullback/wrecking ball Jorvorskie Lane, who rumbled into the end zone from one yard out while completely paving a poor Cardinals defensive back. Observe:


The Cardinals offense has yet to find any rhythm at all. Ryan Williams and William Powell have combined for only 20 yards on the ground. They will have to pick up their production in that area if they want to get back into the game.


Dolphins vs. Cardinals inactives

When the Arizona Cardinals and the Miami Dolphins clash, Darnell Dockett will miss the second game of his career since being drafted by Arizona in 2004. Before Sunday, he had played in 130 of 131 games.

Veteran tight end Todd Heap is out for the Cardinals with a knee injury while running back LaRod Stephens-Howling won't play due to a hip injury. Fellow receiver LaRon Byrd is out Sunday.

Other Cardinal injuries includes TE Jim Dray, QB John Skelton and guard Senio Kelemete, all listed as inactive for today's game.

Miami rusher Reggie Bush will play after a week of questions surrounding the knee he injured against the Jets last week.

Dolphins rookie tight end Michael Egnew has missed every game so far this season and will have to wait until at least next week to make his debut.

The rest of the inactives for Miami include QB Pat Delvin, LB Austin Spitler, OT Will Yeatman, DT Tony Mcdaneil and WR Rishard Mathews.

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