FOXBOROUGH (AP) – Tua Tagovailoa threw a touchdown pass to Jaylen Waddle to take advantage in the third quarter and Xavien Howard recovered a fumble in the fourth period to help the Miami dolphins to defeat this Sunday 17-16 New England Patriots.
It was the second consecutive victory for Miami Over the Patriots. Tagovailoa also led to Dolphins to a win in the second meeting between the two teams the previous season.
Tagovailoa completed 16 of 27 shipments for 202 yards with a touchdown and an interception, he also scored on a three-yard run to guide a reinforced defense over the rebuilt Los Angeles defense. Patriots. They kept them in check with no-huddle offenses and no-runner formations. DeVante Parker caught four passes for 81 yards.
Miami ruined the debut in the NFL of Mac Jones, who became the first rookie quarterback to start a game with the Patriots since Drew Bledsoe in 1993. Jones completed 29 of 39 attempts for 281 yards and a touchdown. Damien Harris had 23 carries for 100 yards but had a costly fumble that ended his comeback aspirations. New england.
Miami took a 17-10 lead in the third quarter with a three-yard connection from Tagovailoa for Waddle.
The Patriots reduced the deficit to 17-16 in the fourth quarter, when they consumed more than five minutes to get into the 15-yard line of the Dolphins. But they couldn’t get any closer and settled for Nick Folk’s third field goal of the game with 10:36 left.