Tua Tagovailoa and his team of receivers were intractable, the Dolphins’ ground game worked at full throttle, and Miami posted a convincing 39-17 win over the Cleveland Browns.
Tagovailoa had a good day’s work with 25 completions for 285 yards, in addition to throwing three touchdown passes. The running game, which also provided two majors, also contributed to the success of the Dolphins offense, notably through Jeff Wilson who amassed 119 yards. Five different players have scored touchdowns in Miami’s camp.
The Browns were the first to enter the score. From the first offensive sequence, Jacoby Brissett joined Harrison Bryant on a short distance of one yard to give Cleveland a 7-0 lead.
Tagovailoa then began his good offensive performance. The quarterback capped an 84-yard streak by joining Alec Ingold on 13 yards to tie the game.
Then in the second quarter, with Miami holding a 10-7 lead, Tagovailoa turned to Trent Sherfield to add to the Dolphins’ priority with his second touchdown pass of the game.
The running game took over early in the third quarter to increase the Dolphins’ lead. Raheem Mostert carried the ball 24 yards to reach the end zone and score his third rushing touchdown of the season.
Tagovailoa joined Tyreek Hill later before the end of the third quarter to make it 30-10 in favor of Miami.
Nick Chubb closed the gap early in the fourth quarter with a 33-yard run, but the Dolphins regained control of the game by adding 10 points afterwards. Wilson completed the scoring with a touchdown on a 20-yard run.
With this win, the Dolphins extend their winning streak to four. They will face the Houston Texans next week, before enjoying a bye week in Week 12 of play.
The Chiefs offense does not stop ringing
Patrick Mahomes had 331 yards through the air and four touchdowns, Kadarius Toney showed encouraging signs in his second game for the Chiefs and Kansas City earned a 27-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Toney, who was acquired two weeks ago from the Giants, had 33 passing yards, four receptions for 57 yards and his first touchdown in the NFL to help the Chiefs (7-2) win their sixth consecutive victory against the Jaguars.
Travis Kelce, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Noah Gray also caught touchdown passes for the Chiefs.
The win came at a cost to Kansas City: wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was placed on concussion protocol after being hit in the helmet by Andre Cisco early in the game. The blow left Smith-Schuster immobile on the grass for a moment, but he eventually got up and walked with help to the locker room.
Trevor Lawrence threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns, both to Christian Kirk, who finished with nine catches for 105 yards for the Jaguars (3-7). Zay Jones also had eight catches for 68 yards while Travis Etienne ran for 45 yards.
The Jaguars are off next week before playing the Ravens on Nov. 27.
The Chiefs visit the Chargers next Sunday night.
Fields impresses, late Lions comeback
Justin Fields again impressed on the ground with 147 yards and two touchdowns, but a late awakening by the Detroit Lions allowed them to inflict a 31-30 loss to the Chicago Bears.
Last week, Fields finished the game with 178 rushing yards, the best performance by a quarterback in the Super Bowl era.
This week against the Lions, Fields notably scored a touchdown on a 67-yard run and threw a 50-yard touchdown pass. He became only the fourth quarterback in history to score a 50+ rushing touchdown and throw a 50+ yard touchdown pass in a single game. Ace Parker, Cam Newton and Lamar Jackson are the others to have achieved the feat.
Fields finished the game with 12 completions, 167 yards through the air and two touchdowns.
For the Lions, Jared Goff led the charge with 19 completions for 236 yards, in addition to throwing a touchdown pass. Amon-Ra St. Brown was his prime target, catching 10 balls for 119 yards.
After field goals from both sides, the Lions were finally the first team to find the end zone when Goff spotted Brock Wright for a touchdown that made it 10-3 in favor of Detroit.
Before the end of the second quarter, Fields scored his first points of the game with a quarterback sneak that allowed the Bears to tie the game midway through the game.
Then in the third quarter, Fields continued his great work with two touchdown passes. He first joined Cole Kmet on six yards, before making an explosive 50-yard play, once again to Kmet, to increase Chicago’s lead to 24-10.
In the fourth quarter, D’Andre Swift closed the gap with a touchdown before the defense did its part. Jeff Odukah intercepted a pass from Fields and returned the ball into the end zone for the touchdown and to tie the game.
Fields then made his 67-yard run to put the Bears back in front.
With less than three minutes left in the game, Jamaal Williams reached the end zone and gave the Lions a last minute win, Detroit’s third win of the season.
Chicago suffers a third consecutive loss.