The Tua Tagovailoa era in Miami started with a win Sunday.
The new Dolphins’ starter helped the team to a 28-17 win over the Los Angeles Rams, going 12-of-22 passing for 93 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. ESPN reported that before Tagovailoa took the field, fans attending greeted him with a standing ovation.
Though some may have tuned in to see what the rookie was made of, it was the Dolphins defense that ran the show.
Miami showed Rams quarterback Jared Goff no mercy. In the first half alone, two of Goff’s passes were intercepted and he was strip-sacked twice.
Here’s what they’re saying about Sunday afternoon’s matchup between the Dolphins and Rams.
Tua Tagovailoa victorious in first NFL start as Dolphins down Rams 28-17 (KHON Miami)
Suddenly hot Miami Dolphins give Tua Tagovailoa big help in first NFL start over Rams (Yahoo! Sports)
Jared Goff buries Rams’ chances with early turnovers in loss to Dolphins (Los Angeles Times)
Miami Dolphins: Five instant takeaways from the 28-17 victory over the Los Angeles Rams (Palm Beach Post)
Tua Tracker: Miami Dolphins rookie QB gets his first NFL start. What do experts think? (Palm Beach Post)
Media reacts to Tua Tagovailoa’s first NFL start (247Sports)
Dolphins defense shines in Tua’s first start, but offense needs some work after win over Rams (Orlando Sentinel)
Tua throws TD in 1st career start, Dolphins roll past Rams (The Score)
Dolphins knock off Rams in Tua Tagovailoa’s first start (Pro Football Talk)
Dolphins defeat Rams 28-17 in Tua Tagovailoa’s first NFL start (WPTV
Miami Dolphins defense dominates Rams, makes it easy for Tua in QB’s first NFL start | Opinion (Miami Herald)
Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams’ offense shut down by Miami Dolphins (ESPN)
Miami Dolphins defense steals show as Tua Tagovailoa wins debut against Los Angeles Rams (ESPN)