Dolphins open with 17-10 win at Washington

Miami overcomes slow start to beat Redskins

WASHINGTON – The Miami Dolphins overcame a slow start to pick up a win at Washington 17-10.

The key play in the game happened early in the fourth quarter.

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With the game tied at 10, Jarvis Landry fielded a punt and went 69 yards for a touchdown.

The Redskins opened the scoring with a 12-play, 53-yard drive that ended in a field goal.

Washington expanded its lead to 10-0 in the second quarter when Kirk Cousins hit Jordan Reed for a 3-yard touchdown.

The Dolphins offense woke up in the second quarter.

Ryan Tannehill hit Rishard Matthews for a 2-yard touchdown to get Miami on the board.

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Washington led 10-7 at the half.

The Dolphins tied at the game at 10 in the fourth quarter with an Andrew Franks 22-yard field goal.

The Dolphins defense struggled at times but made big plays.

Both Brent Grimes and Brice McCain had interceptions for the Dolphins.

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