The Colts beat the Dolphins thanks to Carson Wentz and Jonathan Taylor.


The Colts beat the Dolphins thanks to Carson Wentz and Jonathan Taylor.

The Indianapolis Colts defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-17 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sunday. Carson Wentz threw two touchdown touchdowns and Jonathan Taylor rushed for 103 yards.

Wentz told reporters after his team’s first win of the season, “It feels wonderful.” “My teammates and I were able to get the monkey off our backs.”

In the win, the Colts (1-3) controlled the ball for more than 37 minutes and limited the Dolphins (1-3) to 203 total yards.

Wentz threw for 228 yards on 24 of 32 passes. Mo Allie-Cox, a tight end, caught both of his touchdown throws.

Colts coach Frank Reich praised Wentz’s performance, saying, “He did a tremendous job avoiding putting the ball in harm’s way.” “It takes a comprehensive team effort to do that.”

Dolphins quarterback Jacoby Brissett threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns on 20 of 30 passing attempts.

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The game got off to a slow start, with both attacks struggling to find traction. With a 38-yard field goal two minutes into the first quarter, Jason Sanders put the Dolphins up.

With 2:47 left in the first half, Taylor replied with a 23-yard touchdown run, giving the Colts a 7-3 lead at halftime.

The Colts scored on an 11-play, 79-yard touchdown drive to start the second half. That possession culminated with Wentz throwing a three-yard touchdown pass to Allie-Cox.

On the Colts’ next two drives, kicker Rodrigo Blankenship made field goals. With 10:26 left in the game, Brissett fired a one-yard touchdown throw to tight end Mike Gesicki, putting the Dolphins in the end zone.

On the next possession, Wentz connected with Allie-Cox for a second touchdown, giving the Colts a 27-10 lead.

The Dolphins responded with a six-play touchdown drive led by Brissett. With 4:24 remaining on the clock, the Dolphins quarterback completed a three-yard touchdown throw to DeVante Parker.

On their next drive, the Colts ran out the clock to seal the victory on the road.

Dolphins coach Brian Flores told reporters, “We played poorly across the board, offensively, defensively, and in the kicking game with drops, penalties, and turnovers.”

“We have a lot of things to work on.”

The Miami Dolphins take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. EDT…

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