The Miami Dolphins trailed 35-14 entering the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday on the road. Tua Tagovailoa was out of this world for Miami in the fourth quarter. He threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Jaylen Waddle from seven yards out with 14 seconds remaining in regulation as the Dolphins stormed back to beat the Ravens 42-38.
Tagovailoa completed 36-of-50 passes for 469 yards, six touchdowns, and two interceptions. This was the first six-touchdown game by a Dolphins quarterback since Dan Marino. He only had one of those in his illustrious NFL career though.
Jaylen Waddle caught 11 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns receiving for the Dolphins. Tyreek Hill was also a problem for Miami with 11 passes for 190 yards receiving and two touchdowns. This need for a speed-receiving core for the Miami Dolphins is going to be a major problem for NFL teams all season long.
The other three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter were: a 2-yard touchdown reception by River Cracraft, a 48-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill, and a 60-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill. The Baltimore Ravens gave up too many big plays in this football game. This was a credit to head coach Mike McDaniel on Miami for never having his guys quit in this football game.
The other two touchdown passes throughout this game for Tua Tagovailoa were in the second quarter from 6 yards out and Mike Gesicki from 14 yards out on the opening drive of the third quarter. Gesicki caught four passes for 41 yards receiving and a score.
Man, it looked so much better in my room in front of the mirror. Back to work tonight when I get home. https://t.co/oEPJ74Hwls — Mike Gesicki (@mikegesicki) September 18, 2022
In the final seconds, Lamar Jackson tried to throw it to Rashod Bateman in the end zone, but their some tugging and grabbing going on and there was no flag on the play. Bateman was looking for one and the fans were booing at M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.
Lamar Jackson completed 21-of-29 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 119 yards on nine carries and one touchdown. Rashod Bateman caught four passes for 108 yards receiving and one touchdown. Mark Andrews caught nine passes for 104 yards receiving and one touchdown for the Ravens.
Devin Duvernay ran back a 103-yard kickoff return on the opening kickoff for Baltimore.
This is the story about Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins and how there are more questions than answers for the Baltimore Ravens after this one.
COMING HOME WITH THE WIN‼️ #FinsUp pic.twitter.com/xXXX9PLBoZ — Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 18, 2022
The Miami Dolphins (2-0) next game will be at home next Sunday 9/25 against the Buffalo Bills (1-0) for an AFC East showdown.
The Baltimore Ravens (1-1) next game will be on the road next Sunday 9/25 against the New England Patriots (1-1).