Hyde 10: Tua’s epic fourth quarter, Hill’s return — 10 thoughts on Dolphins’ 42-38 win in Baltimore

Enough electricity for you on a Sunday?

A 103-yard kickoff return 13 seconds into the game. Two touchdowns within 31 seconds in the first half A record for big plays by Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson and … then a fourth quarter straight out of Dan Marino for Tua Tagovailoa.

Here are 10 thoughts on the Miami Dolphins’ 42-38 win against Baltimore:

1. Player of the day. Tua Tagovailoa had the kind of second half that you can hang every hope on. It came down to who made the last play and Tua threw his fourth touchdown of the fourth quarter with 14 seconds left. This one to Jaylen Waddle put the Dolphins up, 42-38. Tua completed 36-of-50 passes for 469 yards and six touchdowns. He brought the Dolphins back, repeatedly, including with just over two minutes and Baltimore leading, 38-35. This performance looks even better considering what Lamar Jackson was doing on the other side and Tua’s up-and-down start. In the first half, he had a great touchdown drive (5-for-5 for 97 yards) but two marginal interceptions. In the second half, touchdowns. He came out with a strong drive to start the second half capped by a well-placed ball that Mike Gesicki jumped for at the back of the end zone. It was on after that.

2. (Almost) Player of the day: Jackson was the first player in NFL history to run for a touchdown of 79 yards and pass for one of 75 yards in the same game. The Dolphins frustrated him last November, and the Pompano Beach-native seemed on his way to a measure of payback Sunday until the fourth quarter. For the day, Jackson completed 21-of-28 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns.

3. Stat of the game: Tyreek Hill left the …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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