For the third time in as many NFL starts, Miami's newest sports star left the field victorious, this time in a well-rounded 29-21 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Overall, the Dolphins are now a 6-3 football team that has won five games in a row, and six of their past seven. The 6-3 start is the franchise's best since 2001.
Both Fox News and CNN have seen enough. They're calling it: The Miami Dolphins are a good football team. And because of it, the Dolphins have an inside track on making the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
What’s Tua Tagovailoa’s record as a NFL Starter?pic.twitter.com/HB8ndl9rBk— KD ? (@notkdk3) November 9, 2020
I don’t wanna get ahead of myself bc it’s been so long since the Dolphins were good.— Jorge Sedano (@Sedano) November 16, 2020
(They are good, right?
Don’t answer. Yes. Yes they are.)
But, they are 6-3 (3-0 w/ Tua) & have the Broncos, Jets & Bengals up next.
I don’t know how to behave? pic.twitter.com/lRXhIemPri
Me all the time due to the Miami Dolphins being a good football team pic.twitter.com/yZUtIsh8LR— Vin Bonaccorso (@VinBonaccorso) November 15, 2020
There wasn't anything spectacular to speak of coming out of the Dolphins' win. Tua finished the game 15-25 for 169 yards and two touchdowns. The defense — quickly becoming considered one of the best in the NFL — didn't have its best game to date. But the Dolphins made winning plays all game and, most importantly, didn't make the sort of mistakes they've been prone to in the past.
Tua is 3-0 as a starter this season.— StatMuse (@statmuse) November 16, 2020
He’s thrown 5 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. pic.twitter.com/SRCdejWhn0
In other words, the Dolphins did things good football teams do. Do good football team things. Win good football prizes.
The play of the game undoubtedly came just moments into the game, when the Dolphins blocked a Chargers punt, then on their first play on offense ran it in from the two yard-line.
Incredible. pic.twitter.com/jGyLwsaiMt— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 16, 2020
These aren't your same old Miami Dolphins. These Miami Dolphins are good, and it happened fast. They'll be looking for their sixth-straight win against the Denver Broncos next weekend.