Jake and Josh of Phinsider Radio recapped everything you need to know from Miami’s 28-17 win over Los Angeles.
It was an unusual game, to say the least. The Dolphins lost the yardage battle 471-145 on the day, but pounced on the Rams with the help of an 88-yard punt return for a touchdown. In fact, it was the first punt returned for a touchdown in the NFL this season.
The Dolphins intercepted Jared Goff twice on the day and former fifth-round pick Andrew Van Ginkel returned a fumble for six points after dropping an interception.
NEW @thephinsider radio @jmendel94 & i breakdown the @miamidolphins dominant defensive performance vs the @ramsNFL +— josh houtz (@houtz) November 2, 2020
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The guys jump into how Miami’s defense is coming along and the potential of Brian Flores earning coach of the year honors if the defense continues to hold up.
Not only that, Nik Needham had a strong performance for the team and Zach Sieler, who has big a fan in Houtz ,is developing into a threat on the defensive line for the Dolphins.
What makes this situation more confusing is the fact that this was Tua Tagovailoa started his first game for the Miami Dolphins, but it wasn’t the leading story on the day. Tagovailoa ended the day with 93 yards and a touchdown while completing 55 percent of his passes.
Both Jake and Josh agreed it was not a good performance from the rookie, but preached the importance in giving Tagovailoa time to get comfortable to playing at the NFL level. The guys couldn’t say the same about Preston Williams, who has caught 14 of 30 targets on the year for 228 yards and three touchdowns.
Keep in mind, the guys will preview this Sunday’s matchup with the Cardinals later this week. Also, if you’re subscribed to the show, leave a comment wherever you listen to the show and send the screenshots to either myself (@Jmendel94) or @Houtz on twitter to be entered into the drawing for a free Solomon Kindley jersey.