Miami Dolphins vs Houston Texans: Live Score, Highlight & Analysis

Scott AltmanCorrespondent ISeptember 9, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 22:  Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans runs with the ball during the NFL against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 22, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The Dolphins' nightmare of an afternoon is finally over as the Texans secure a 30-10 win.

After a tightly contested first quarter, Ryan Tannehill imploded, tossing interceptions on three consecutive drives. Houston capitalized with 24 unanswered points in the second quarter, a deficit far too great for Miami's talentless wide receiver corps to overcome. 

Although the Texans struggled to contain Reggie Bush and couldn't get Arian Foster or Ben Tate running lanes, they gathered considerable momentum as they embark on a Super Bowl run. Their defense was dominant and Matt Schaub posted a 102.4 quarterback rating. 

The Dolphins, meanwhile, have a bevy of issues to address moving forward, namely Ryan Tannehill's deliver, the lack of the depth in the secondary and wide receiver corps, and inconsistency along the offensive line.

Tannehill finished the game with a dismal 39.0 quarterback rating. But, remember, Tannehill is an inexperienced rookie playing with one of, if not the league's worst supporting casts. 

This game was perfectly indicative of where these teams stand—the Texans on the rise and the Dolphins in decline.