Dolphins on a Hot Streak as they Edge the Cardinals 34-31


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Tua Tagovailoa (1) of the Miami Dolphins looks to pass during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona.

Ethan Melendi, Sports Writer

This Sunday, the Miami Dolphins beat the Arizona Cardinals with a final score of 34-31, and further improved their record to 5-3, extending their winning streak to 4 games. All eyes were on Miami’s rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa, who threw for 248 yards on 20-28 accuracy. He also threw two touchdown passes and had no turnovers. 

In just his second career NFL start, head coach Brian Flores already has all the faith in Tagovailoa. “He made a lot of big plays for us down the stretch when we needed it,” Flores said postgame, according to 247 Sports. “It was a back and forth and game. The stage wasn’t too big for him tonight. Everyone contributed. We made plays on all three sides of the ball.”

Late in the third quarter, Tagovailoa led the Fins on a ten-play 93-yard drive that ended with a touchdown pass to Mack Hollins. Afterwards, Miami’s defense was able to contain the Cardinals from scoring, which led to kicker Jason Sanders scored the game-winning field goal, which stamped the final score at 34-31.

Starting Tagovailoa early in the season was a risk taken by Flores, with veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick playing well in the last two games. But so far, it looks like skeptical Dolphins fans have been proven wrong. Tagovailoa, known as “Tua” by fans, has so much potential in this league being able to throw deep balls as well as being quick on his feet and can easily scramble for big yardage gains. With this kid at the helm, the future’s looking bright for the Miami Dolphins.