Dolphins vs Ravens: Miami stunts Baltimore in a frustrated win over Thursday Night Football

Star cornerback Xavien Howard forced a fumble and returned it for a 49-yard touchdown to give the Dolphins a 15-3 lead early in the fourth quarter and Justin Coleman caught Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson late to seal the win.

Jackson was fired four times at Hard Rock Stadium when the 24-year-old – in what was a comeback since he was born in Florida – struggled for rhythm and accuracy.

A Mark Andrews touchdown with just over four minutes remaining in the fourth gave the visitors some hope.

But quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who came in to replace injured Jacoby Brissett, scored a one-yard touchdown run late in the contest to put the result beyond doubt.

The upset win was the Dolphins ’second straight win, lifting them to a 3-7 record and dropping the Ravens to 6-3.

It was one of the worst offensive performances since 2019 NFL Most Valuable Player Jackson – who threw the late interception with just 43 seconds remaining to finish the result – took the reins of the team.

He could be seen on the sideline displaying his anger at some of his teammates and, after the loss, admitted his frustrations.

“I was hot. Like, we scored no points,” he told the media. “We put our defense out there.

“I feel like our defense has turned off, man. We just didn’t do it offensively, so that’s why I was crazy. If you were in offense, you’d be crazy, too.”

Tagovailoa, the fifth overall pick in the 2020 draft, is the Dolphins ’starting quarterback, but recently missed time due to a fracture in his middle finger.

He was viewed as healthy enough to start the game on the bench, but after Brissett was injured on a sack by veteran Justin Houston during the Dolphins’ opening drive of the second half, holding his knee in pain, the 23-year-old was pushed. back in action.

Although Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said after the game that Brissett could have returned, the team chose to stay with the youngster.
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Jacoby Brissett is supervised by medical staff on the field after a play against the Ravens.

Brissett completed 11 of 23 passes for 156 yards before coming out, but then Tagovailoa completed eight of 13 throws for 158 yards to help keep the Dolphins moving.

And although they were able to help bottle up the typically explosive Ravens offense, the Dolphins owe much of the win to offensive lineman Liam Eichenberg, who recovered two fumbles from his quarterbacks.


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