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The Splash Zone 11/2/20: Defense/Special Teams Lead Dolphins To Win

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Miami Dolphins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

It may have been Tua Tagovailoa’s first NFL start, but the Miami Dolphins defense and special teams stole the show. Jakeem Grant returned a punt return for a touchdown while the defense completely smothered the Los Angeles Rams offense for most of the game. This is a victory Brian Flores is going to love as this was a team victory and for the first time during his tenure, the team is over .500 . The Dolphins will be heading out west next week to take on the Arizona Cardinals.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.

Dolphins knock off Rams in Tua Tagovailoa's first start - ProFootballTalk
There will be bigger days for Tua Tagovailoa if all goes according to plan in Miami, but the Dolphins will take wins regardless of how pretty their first-round pick’s numbers might be in the victory.

Rams at Dolphins

Miami Dolphins' defense steals show as Tua Tagovailoa wins debut against Los Angeles Rams
Tua Tagovailoa threw his first NFL touchdown, then took a step back as Miami's dominant defense carried the Dolphins past the Los Angeles Rams Sunday.

Dolphins Defense Dominant in 28-17 Victory Over Rams
Four first half takeaways and touchdowns from the offense, defense and special teams propels Miami to third straight win

Brian Flores

NFL: Dolphins coach Brian Flores gets big win with Tua debut
The Dolphins won their third straight game and are now 4-3 and in second place in the AFC East.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert: Which rookie QB's in the best position to succeed?
Tua Tagovailoa is making his first NFL start Sunday, following in the footsteps of fellow top-10 picks Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert. So, which rookie QB is in the best position to succeed? Garrett Podell has the answer!

Sources -- Miami Dolphins' trove of NFL draft picks was factor in decision to start Tua Tagovailoa
One factor in the Dolphins' decision to name rookie Tua Tagovailoa as their starting QB is the fact that Miami owns the Texans' first- and second-round picks in next year's NFL draft, league sources told ESPN.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Emmanuel Ogbah Career High Six Sacks Andrew Van Ginkel Touchdown
Ogbah's team--leading sixth sack sparked a 21-point run in a nine-minute span for Miami, who collected its third straight win Sunday over the Rams

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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Rams at Dolphins final score, reacap, immediate reactions in Tua Tagovailoa debut - The Phinsider
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ESPN: Dolphins’ 2021 draft picks part of Tua Tagovailoa decision - The Phinsider
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