Monday, April 15, 2024

Tua, Hill shine in Dolphins exciting week 1 win

In a rematch of one of the Dolphins most disappointing games of 2022 the Dolphins exploded on offense to secure a 36-34 win in Los Angeles against the Chargers.

Tua Tagovailoa and Tyreek Hill connected for 215-yards and 2 scores as the Dolphins offensive was practically unstoppable for the Chargers. Miami scored on 7 of their 10 possessions with 5 touchdowns and 2 field goals. Their 3 possessions that didn’t end in a score were two turnovers and the kneel-downs at the end of the game.

The Chargers didn’t go down without a fight though, running through holes in the Dolphins defence to the tune of 233 yards at 5.8 a clip. It was the only sour point of the game however, as the offence showed form that if sustained over a season would definitely put the Dolphins in the Super Bowl discussion.

Tua showed just what he is capable of finishing with figures of 28/45 – 466 yards – 3 td and 1 int.

After the game Head Coach Mike McDaniel said of Tua’s stunning performance “It was validating for me, because I don’t feel crazy. That’s kind of what I expected to happen,”


It could’ve all ended badly if the Dolphins defence had turned up for the last drive. With the Chargers getting the ball on their own 25 with 1:45 remaining. The Dolphins got two of their three sacks in the next five plays to get the ball back and secure a stunning week 1 win.

Team Stats

Miami DolphinsLos Angeles Chargers
1st Downs3030
Passing 1st downs2310
Rushing 1st downs517
1st downs from penalties23
3rd down efficiency4-99-15
4th down efficiency1-10-1
Total Plays6576
Total Yards536433
Total Drives1110
Yards per Play8.25.7
Yards per pass10.45.6
Interceptions thrown10
Sacks-Yards Lost0-03-29
Rushing Attempts2040
Yards per rush3.55.8
Red Zone (Made-Att)3-54-5
Fumbles lost10
Interceptions thrown10
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00

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