Ryan Tannehill will start his first career NFL game on against the Panthers.
Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill started all 16 games of his rookie season last year. winsnlosses.com

The Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons are set to square off on Friday night in what will be each team's third NFL preseason game of 2012.

The contest is set to get underway at 7:30 p.m. ET at Sun Life Stadium. If you don't live in one of the local television markets or can't get to a TV, you can watch a live stream online at preseason.nfl.com.

The Dolphins are looking for their first win of the preseason. It's their first game since head coach Joe Philbin named Ryan Tannehill the team's starting quarterback.

Tannehill beat out last year's starter Matt Moore for the job. David Garrard began training camp as Miami's starter, but suffered an injury that will keep him out until at least the season opener on Sept.9.

The rookie has outperformed Moore through two games. Against the Buccaneers and Panthers, Tannehill is a combined 25-48 for 267 yards and one touchdown. Moore has completed just 12 of 27 passes for 136 yards and an interception.

The product from Texas A&M will face his toughest challenge since entering the league. He'll likely play into the third quarter against a playoff team from a year ago. Tannehill will also be without the Dolphins best returning receiver. Brian Hartline is likely out with a calf injury.

Defensive end Cameron Wake is slated to return after sitting against Carolina. Linebacker Karlos Dansby isn't expected to play because of a knee injury.

The Falcons are also looking to win their first exhibition game. Atlanta lost to both Baltimore and Cincinnati.

Despite their two losses, Matt Ryan has played as well as any quarterback this preseason. He's completed 79 percent of his passes for 329 yards and two touchdowns, despite playing less than four quarters.

Atlanta will have to snap their seven-game preseason losing streak without running back Jason Snelling, defensive tackle Corey Peters and offensive tackle Will Svitek.

Second-year receiver Julio Jones looks like he's ready to improve on an impressive rookie season. He's second with 150 yards in the 2012 preseason.

Prediction: Ryan has been dominant this postseason and the Dolphins secondary was one of the worst in the NFL in 2011. Expect Jones and Roddy White to have big games. Tannehill has played well thus far, but might struggle in his first extended action.

Predicted Score: Atlanta 31, Miami 17