Watch video of the play here before the breakdown.
1. Pre-Snap Situation
Time/Score: 0:43 4Q (Atlanta 23, Miami 20)
Down: Miami ball, 2nd and Goal on the Falcons 1
Miami Offense: Goal Line, 22 Personnel – 2 Running Backs, 2 Tight Ends, 6 Lineman
Atlanta Defense: Goal Line – 5 Lineman, 3 Linebackers, 3 Defensive Backs
Lamar Miller is motioned out to the left, bringing with him an Atlanta cornerback.
3. Faking the Run
With eight players on the line, the Falcons have to commit to stopping the run first. Everyone has to expect run.
This is a simple, crafty play designed to attack the defense. Naturally the play-action fake draws in the entire Falcons front. Only Miller appears to be a receiving threat out wide, initially.
4. The Pass
Dolphins tight end Dion Sims starts to peel off his block and run a fade. The linebacker is still engaged, but Sims has him beat with one more step.
5. Ball Placement
Tannehill puts the ball where only Sims can get it, over the top.
6. The Grab
Sims has one arm to make the catch, with his right arm tied up with the defender. Perfect throw, perfect catch. Ball game.