Miami Dolphins 0-17-3-7 — 27
New York Giants 10-0-0-0 — 10
It was as odd of a preseason game as football fans can see. The Dolphins went on the road to defeat the Giants 27-10 to open up the preseason.
The start of the game was delayed nearly an hour as lightning was spotted near the stadium. Eli Manning and Odell Beckham, Jr. ended up siting out the contest once play began.
The Giants started off great with a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter. Miami would pull off an improbable run with 27 straight points and never looked back. After Ryan Tannehill threw just four passes, backup quarterback Matt Moore went 10-of-14 for 122 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Here’s a full rundown of the action.
The Game Was Delayed Because of Lightning
The game has been delayed because of lightning in the area. The delay lasted just about an hour before play began.
Rashad Jennings Scored the First Touchdown of the Game
After close to an hour weather delay, the Giants got on the scoreboard first. Running back Rashad Jennings rushed for a three-yard touchdown. Despite picking up numerous running backs this offseason, it looks like Jennings will continue in his role of starting running back this season.
Matt Hazel Scored an Improbable Touchdown for the Dolphins
Backup Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore threw a pass intended for rookie Leonte Carroo that went through his hands. The ball found Matt Hazel for a 51-yard touchdown. After trailing 10-0 to start the game, the Dolphins rattled off 17 straight points in the second quarter to lead at halftime.
Dolphins Tight End Thomas Duarte Put the Game Out of Reach
Zac Dysert connected with rookie tight end Thomas Duarte on a 16-yard touchdown in the 4th quarter. The touchdown gave the Dolphins a 27-10 lead as they scored 27 straight points.