MIAMI – Brock Osweiler reportedly didn’t know he was going to start until a couple of hours before gametime Sunday. Turns out, that was all he needed.
The Kalispell native threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns, and kicker Jason Sanders hit a 47-yard field goal as time expired in overtime to give the Miami Dolphins a 31-28 win over the Chicago Bears.
Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill was ruled inactive Sunday morning with a right shoulder injury, thrusting Osweiler into his first start since Christmas Eve last year. Miami trailed 21-10 late in third quarter, but Osweiler led the Dolphins on three consecutive scoring drives to tie the game at 28 with 3:01 to play.
Miami won the coin toss in overtime, and Osweiler led the offense to the 1-yard line on the opening drive before Kenyan Drake fumbled heading into the end zone. The Bears recovered and drove within field goal range, but Cody Parkey missed a 53-yard attempt which would have won the game.
Osweiler then drove the Dolphins 28 yards to set up Sanders’ game-winner.
It was the Flathead High grad’s first start and first win with Miami after signing in the offseason. The Dolphins moved to 4-2 on the season, while Chicago dropped to 3-2.