Each had only one possession. Each completed every pass attempt on long touchdown drives. Each then turned the game over to backups who never found the end zone.
Tannehill was 6 for 6 for 62 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson, to open the game.
"We were able to run the ball pretty effectively, and when we did have the opportunity to throw, we were able to move the chains," Ryan said. "We were able to overcome a couple of penalties, we were able to keep going, and punch the ball into the end zone. It's exactly what you want for your first drive of the year."
Jones said connecting with White was "like riding a bike with him."
"We've done this together for a long time," Ryan said. "Roddy just has a knack for getting up and making plays."
T.J. Yates, the favorite to win the job as Ryan's top backup, looked poised in Atlanta's two-minute offense to set up Bryant's field goal. Yates completed 7 of 16 passes for 123 yards.
Yates is competing with Renfree, who led field-goal drives in the third and fourth quarters. Renfree, a second-year player from Duke, completed 6 of 15 passes for 108 yards.
Seth Lobato, an undrafted rookie from Northern Colorado, replaced Tannehill and completed 14 of 28 passes for 124 yards.
Miami rookie running back Damien Williams was carted off the field with an undisclosed injury late in the game. Williams was hurt on a run from the Atlanta 5-yard line.
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