Written by Matthew Cannata at 6:00 AM EST | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Here are some notes and facts about Ryan Tannehill and his standing in the NFL and the Miami Dolphins' record books after his performance against the Chicago Bears. All of this information is courtesy of the Miami Dolphins Public Relations Department and comes from their weekly game release publication for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Ryan Tannehill becomes one of three players in NFL history to accomplish feat
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed 25-of-32 passes (78.1 percent) for 277 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a career-high 123.6 passer rating in the Dolphins' 27-14 at Chicago. Tannehill, who also rushed for 48 yards in the effort, became the third player in NFL history with at least 275 passing yards, a completion percentage of 78.0 or better and 45-plus rushing yards in a single game. He joins Ken Anderson (November 3, 1974) and Jeff Garcia (December 14, 2003) as the only players to accomplish this feat.
Ryan Tannehill makes history with his legs
QB Ryan Tannehill’s third quarter fourth-and-1 30-yard run in Week 7 at Chicago not only helped break the contest open in an eventual 27-14 victory, it propelled him up the Dolphins record books. The 30-yard run was the second-longest gain by a Dolphins player in a fourth-and-1 or fourth-and-2 situation since 1991, trailing only a 39-yard run by Larry Izzo off of a fake punt against Green Bay in 2000. Additionally, it was the longest run by a Dolphins quarterback on a fourth-and-1 or fourth-and-2, topping the previous high of three yards shared by Jay Fiedler in 2003 and Joey Harrington in 2006. The 30-yard gain also was the longest run on fourth-and-1 or fourth-and-2 by an NFL quarterback since 2006 when Tennessee's Vince Young went 36 yards on fourth-and-2 in the second quarter against the Buffalo Bills.
Ryan Tannehill on pace to be in top 5 of quarterback rushing yards since AFL-NFL merger in 1970
This season, QB Ryan Tannehill has carried the ball 22 times for 150 rushing yards, good for a 6.82 average. Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, only four NFL quarterbacks have produced a higher average over the course of a season - Michael Vick (three times), Randall Cunningham, Bobby Douglass and Russell Wilson, whose current average of 8.61 yards is on pace to break the quarterback mark of 8.45 set by Vick in 2006
Ryan Tannehill climbing the Miami Dolphins' record books
Ryan Tannehill’s 150 rushing yards this season are on pace to break the Dolphins single-season rushing record for quarterbacks, which is 321 yards gained by Jay Fiedler in 2001. Furthermore, Tannehill, who is in his third season, already is fourth on the Dolphins' all-time list for rushing yards by a quarterback. In his career, he has totaled 111 rushing attempts for 599 yards and three touchdowns.
Ryan Tannehill among quarterback rushing leaders
With 150 yards rushing this season, QB Ryan Tannehill leads the AFC and is fourth in the NFL in yards gained rushing among players at his position.
Miami Dolphins one of three teams to feature quarterback, running back and wide receiver combo
On offense, QB Ryan Tannehill has thrown for 10 touchdown passes, while RB Lamar Miller has rushed for four scores and caught one, and WR Mike Wallace has hauled in five passes. Miami is one of three teams to feature a quarterback that has thrown for 10-or-more touchdown passes, a running back who has totaled five-or-more touchdowns and a wide receiver that has caught five-or-more touchdown receptions.
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