NFL: Miami Dolphins beat New York Giants with last second TD

New York Giants (2-11) v Miami Dolphins (9-4) Venue: New Meadowlands Stadium Date: Sunday, 18 December Kick-off: 2.05 GMT Coverage: Live text commentary on BBC Sport website The Dolphins displayed the fastest reaction in…

NFL: Miami Dolphins beat New York Giants with last second TD

New York Giants (2-11) v Miami Dolphins (9-4)

Venue: New Meadowlands Stadium Date: Sunday, 18 December Kick-off: 2.05 GMT Coverage: Live text commentary on BBC Sport website

The Dolphins displayed the fastest reaction in NFL history to seal a dramatic victory over the New York Giants.

With eight seconds left, wide receiver Mike Wallace caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to complete the winning drive.

The Dolphins were trailing by one point when the Giants blocked a Tannehill punt, but the Dolphins were in such a hurry that they only needed time to get the ball to the end zone.

Analysis “For most of the day the Giants showed why they had been battling against the odds all season, but unfortunately they have now fallen back. “Any news emanating from Miami this week must have been bad. With their quarterback, general manager and long-term stadium situation all in jeopardy, the Dolphins have made a tremendous effort to stay alive in the playoff race. “Tannehill did lead his team to their fifth straight win, but they have played six games without star receiver Jarvis Landry, and because of that they had no answer for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.”

Giants quarterback Eli Manning had moved the ball all the way from his own 39 to the Dolphins’ eight, before Perry Fewell opted to punt the ball back to Tannehill to finish the drive with 11 seconds left.

It set up a wild finish and the Giants could only finish with a pair of field goals to earn a 10-9 win.

The Dolphins recorded only their third win of the season at 1-6 after a 3-0 start.

The Giants were on the brink of an unlikely victory after Rhett Ellison returned a blocked punt for a touchdown with 2 minutes remaining.

But Beckham Jr, who has enjoyed a sensational rookie season in New York, had a hand in the Dolphins winning goal.

Trailing by one point, Tannehill looked to pass to Wallace but the ball bounced off the receiver’s hands and out into the middle of the field.

Charged with the ball, Beckham caught it and accelerated to the Giants’ two-yard line, where he scored a spectacular 74-yard touchdown.

Had Wallace caught the ball, the Dolphins would have secured an unlikely victory.

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