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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 5:24 pm

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - While rookie Ryan Tannehill led a fourth-quarter comeback and Dan Carpenter kicked the winning field goal on the final play, the Miami Dolphins' resurgent running attack was an unsung hero in their victory over Seattle.

For the first time since Week 3, the Dolphins topped 100 yards Sunday in their 24-21 victory. And Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks' 1,000-yard rusher, netted only 46 yards in 19 carries for a season-low 2.4 per attempt.

Miami outrushed Seattle 189 yards to 96, just the sort of differential coach Joe Philbin envisions as a winning formula for the Dolphins. With a rookie quarterback and so-so secondary, he figures the ground game and rushing defense should be Miami's strengths.

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