The Miami Dolphins went to Baltimore and, within seconds, were down 7-0 after a 103-yard opening kickoff return by the Ravens’ Devin Duvernay. To make matters worse, on the ensuing possession, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw the first of two opening-half interceptions.
Luckily for Miami, the Dolphins made a goal-line stand to hold the Ravens and stop the early bleeding. Lamar Jackson had a perfect passer rating in the first half on way to a 28-7 halftime lead for Baltimore, but this game was a tale of two halves.
Miami came out of the locker room clearly inspired, as they opened the third quarter with a 12-play drive that was capped with a back-of-the-endzone touchdown by athletic tight end Mike Gesicki.
The Dolphins’ defense responded with a stop, only to have Miami punt the ball back after a stalled drive. Disaster struck when Jackson took a third-and-2 run 79 yards for a nearly back-breaking score.
Tagovailoa mustn’t have gotten the end-of-game memo because his time was just about to start. Down 35-to-14, the Dolphins entered the fourth quarter on their last fin. What Tagovailoa did en route to a 42-38 victory was one for the ages in Dolphins’, and even NFL, lore.
Here are some of Week 2’s news and notes from an unforgettable game.
In the fourth quarter, Tagovailoa was 13-17 for 199 and four touchdowns with a quarterback rating of 154.2 for the frame. In that same quarter, Tagovailoa hit Tyreek Hill on all five targets…