The Miami Dolphins overcame a 21-point deficit to defeat Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens 42-38 on Sunday because to Tua Tagovailoa’s 469 yards and six touchdown passes, four of which came in a thrilling fourth quarter.
Dolphins’ and Tagovailoa’s stunning fourth-quarter comeback stuns the Ravens
Miami (2-0) trailed 35-14 with less than 13 minutes left when Tagovailoa’s 7-yard touchdown pass to Jaylen Waddle with 14 seconds left capped the amazing comeback.
During that comeback, Tyreek Hill scored touchdown catches of 48 and 60 yards, the latter of which knotted the game with 5:19 remaining. With 2:18 left, Justin Tucker made a 51-yard field goal to give Baltimore the lead, but Miami’s offense just ran out of time.
Jackson put forth an outstanding performance, tossing three touchdown passes in the first half before giving Baltimore (1-0) a 21-point lead with a 79-yard TD run in the third quarter. The Dolphins overcome this. Jackson finished with 119 yards on nine carries in addition to 318 yards and three touchdowns through the air. He made NFL history by becoming the first quarterback to ever score a touchdown both through the air and on the ground of at least 75 yards in the same game.
Hill had 11 catches for 190 yards and his two scores, while Waddle had 11 for 171 yards. The Ravens never trailed until the very last play of the game when Devin Duvernay returned the opening kickoff for a score.
With 22 seconds left, Joe Flacco’s 15-yard touchdown pass to rookie Garrett Wilson lifted New York over Cleveland, which had let a two-touchdown lead slip away in the last two minutes.
On third-and-10, Flacco, who had four touchdown throws, connected with a darting Wilson over the middle.
With 1:55 left, Nick Chubb’s third rushing touchdown gave Cleveland a 13-point lead. But rookie kicker Cade York missed his extra point by moving it to the right, which was a crucial error.
With 1:22 left, Flacco connected with Corey Davis for a 66-yard touchdown to bring the Jets (1-0) within 30-24. Without using any timeouts, New York recovered the onside kick, and Flacco, filling in for the injured Zach Wilson, drove to the 15 before connecting with Garrett Wilson.
Tom Brady assisted in starting a fight that resulted in two players being sent to the stands before he helped Tampa Bay defeat New Orleans 20-10 by hitting Breshad Perriman with the game-winning touchdown pass.
Brady struggled for the first three-quarters of this latest tense matchup between NFC South foes after losing four straight regular-season games to the Saints (1-1).
In the fourth quarter, running back Leonard Fournette into an altercation and slammed the Saints’ standout cornerback while Brady yelled at Saints quarterback Marshon Lattimore. Mike Evans of the Buccaneers charged in, flattened Lattimore, and both players were sent off.
Brady moved the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0) to the New Orleans 28 on the following series before hitting Perriman in the back right corner of the end zone to make it 10-3.
Then, in the final 12 minutes, Jameis Winston was intercepted three times by the Bucs’ defence, ending the Saints’ attempt at a comeback.
New England defeated Pittsburgh thanks to a 253-yard touchdown pass from Mac Jones for the win.
Since 2001, the Patriots (1-1) haven’t opened a season with consecutive losses. They profited from a few errors made by the Steelers (1-0), including a botched punt by Gunner Olszewski in the third quarter that led to a 2-yard touchdown run by Damien Harris. As a result, New England took an 11-point advantage that it never lost.
Jones completed 21 of 35 passes, including a touchdown ball of 44 yards to Nelson Agholor late in the first half who was jumping.
Harris gained 71 yards on the ground, the majority of them during a time-eating drive in the closing seconds that allowed New England to play keep-away while Pittsburgh’s defense sagged in the absence of injured outside linebacker star T.J. Watt.
For the Steelers, Mitch Trubisky passed for 168 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
With 3:34 left, Graham Gano made a 56-yard field goal to give New York the victory over Carolina.
For the first time since 2016, the Giants are 2-0, and they handed the Panthers their eleventh straight defeat.
The Giants replied in the second half after being booed off the field at halftime in a 6-6 game with further field goals from Gano of 52, 36, and 33 yards and a touchdown pass from Daniel Jones to rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger of 16 yards.
Early in the second half, the Panthers took a 13-6 lead as Baker Mayfield connected with DJ Moore for a touchdown of 16 yards (0-2). For Carolina, Eddy Pineiro made field goals of 31, 32, and 38 yards; the last one tied the score at 16-16 with 10:40 remaining.
Christian Kirk caught two touchdown passes from Trevor Lawrence, as Jacksonville trounced Indianapolis despite playing without several players.
The Jaguars stopped NFL running champion, Jonathan Taylor, to just 54 yards while sacking Matt Ryan five times, intercepting three of his passes, and recording their eighth shutout in team history. Indianapolis (0-1) has dropped eight straight games at Jacksonville, and the last three have been against Jacksonville.
Kirk finished with six catches for 78 yards and two touchdown catches from Lawrence, who completed 25 of 30 throws for 235 yards and TDs of 5 and 10 yards. For the Jaguars, James Robinson ran on 23 occasions for 60 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown rush in the first half (1-1).
The major story involved Jacksonville’s defense. Ryan was intercepted by rookie linebacker Devin Lloyd, safeties Andre Cisco, and Rayshawn Jenkins. Of the team’s five sacks, Josh Allen had two. He additionally caused a fumble.
Three important players for the Colts were absent: rookie Alec Pierce, All-Pro linebacker Shaquille Leonard, and receivers Michael Pittman and Alec Leonard.
Amon-Ra St. Brown caught two of Jared Goff’s four touchdown passes, helping Detroit defeat Washington.
Aidan Hutchinson, a rookie, had three sacks to the Lions’ (1-1) 22-0 halftime advantage. Will Harris contributed an interception to the Commanders’ (1-1) comeback attempt in the second half.
With a 15-yard touchdown pass to Curtis Samuel, a 20-yard pass to Logan Thomas, and a 2-point conversion to rookie Jahan Dotson in the third quarter, Carson Wentz brought Washington within seven points.
When Goff completed a third down by squeaking a throw to D’Andre Swift under pressure, who tumbled to the ground before regaining his balance and sprinting across the field for a 22-yard score, Detroit regained the lead.
The Commanders closed the gap to eight with a 1-yard run from Antonio Gibson. Coach Ron Rivera chose to try for two, but Wentz was intercepted. Later, with the Commanders trailing by nine, Joey Slye missed an extra point attempt.
20 of 34 for 256 yards and four touchdowns from Goff. 30 of Wentz’s 46 throws were completed for 337 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.
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