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Posted: Monday, October 11, 1999 Football

Indianapolis (In.)----Things didnít look to good for the dolphins at the end of the third quarter, when they were down 17-9 and hadnít scored a touchdown yet versus the tough Indianapolis Colt defense. After last weekís loss to Buffalo, Miami needed to come back and therefore they proceeded to jump on the back of their resident Hall of Famer Dan Marino. Marino, who had been bashed by local media for his failure to bring the Fins back against Buffalo, led the Dolphins on a furious comeback that saw them score 25 points in the final quarter. Ironically, the biggest play in that last quarter was one that didnít even involve a player. The referees had ruled that Marino had fumbled in the last drive but after review it was determined that he was in the act of throwing when he dropped the ball. This incredible turn of events gave the Dolphins a much needed second wind. Marino capped off the drive with a touchdown pass to Orande Gadsen in the corner of the end zone, which put the Dolphins ahead 34-31. The Colts had one last gasp with little over a minute left but their hopes were dashed when Miami cornerback Terrel Buckley intercepted a desperate pass from Colt QB Peyton Manning with time running out. Among some of the other highlights for the Dolphins was running back Cecil Collinsí first professional touchdown, he also ran for 71 yards on 21 carries. The other bright spot was the much awaited arrival of Tony Martin, who seemed to be absent from the Dolphin playbook the last three weeks. Martin caught 10 passes for 166 yards including a 28 yard touchdown reception that sparked the Dolphins fourth quarter rally.

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