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Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa came on for the Miami Dolphins after Jacoby Brissett injured his right knee early in the third quarter; Tagovailoa scored on a one-yard run at the end of the fourth quarter to put the game aside

Last update: 11/12/21 6:20 am

Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard scored on a 49-yard fumble return for a touchdown

The Miami Dolphins knocked out the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football, winning 22-10 winners in a defensive battle.

History of the game

The game took over three quarters to come to life, with only field goals scored until Xavien Howard forced a fumble and returned him 49 yards for a touchdown from the Dolphins to open the defensive battle.

Howard’s scoring gave Miami a 15-3 lead, although the Ravens retired within five of their hosts as Lamar Jackson found Mark Andrews for a five-yard touchdown with four minutes and 12 seconds left. to play.

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But Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa – who came on after Jacoby Brissett injured his right knee early in the third quarter – scored on a one-yard run in the next series to put the game on. apart. Tagovailoa had missed Miami’s last two games with a broken middle finger on his pitching hand.

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson completed 26 of 43 passes for 238 yards and a touchdown on a tough outing. He ran for 39 yards but was sacked four times and threw an interception with 43 seconds left.

Baltimore wide receiver Sammy Watkins had a few expensive plays, including losing the fumble returned by Howard in the fourth quarter. In the first quarter, Watkins also missed a catchable pass from the back of the end zone and the Ravens had to settle for a field goal – Justin Tucker opening the scoring.

But Tucker missed a 48-yarder on Baltimore’s next possession to break a 14-game winning streak. The Dolphins, meanwhile, took a 9-3 lead early in the fourth quarter thanks to Jason Sanders’ boot as the two offenses struggled differently.

Dolphins offensive lineman Robert Hunt technically scored a sensational diving touchdown before Sanders’ third of those field goals, only for his remarkable effort which doesn’t count as he was not flagged as a receiver. eligible. Miami would score the game’s opening touchdown, however, thanks to Howard a few games later.

The Ravens (6-3) entered the game as a seven-point favorites but were sidelined for most of the night. Miami (3-7), meanwhile, earned a second straight victory in an otherwise disappointing season.

Statistics leaders


  • Passes: Lamar Jackson, 26/43, 238 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • Rushing: Lamar Jackson, nine races, 39 yards
  • Reception: Rashod Bateman, six catches, 80 yards
  • Mark Andrews, six catches, 63 yards, 1 touchdown


  • Passes: Tua Tagovailoa, 8/13, 158 yards (and 1 TD on the ground)
  • Jacoby Brissett, 11/23, 156 yards
  • Rushing: Myles Gaskin, 14 carries, 31 yards
  • Receive: Albert Wilson, four catches, 87 yards

Rating summary

Summary of scores

Ravens 3-0 Dolphins Justin Tucker’s 46-yard field goal
Ravens 3-3 dolphins Jason Sanders 31-yard field goal
Ravens 3-6 dolphins Jason Sanders 22-yard field goal
Ravens 3-9 dolphins Jason Sanders 29-yard field goal
Ravens 3-15 dolphins Xavien Howard 49 yards escaped return for a TD (failed two-point conversion)
Ravens 10-15 Dolphins Lamar Jackson passes five yards on touchdown to Mark Andrews (extra point)
Ravens 10-22 dolphins Tua Tagovailoa running a TD by one yard (extra point)

And after?

The Ravens (6-3) are back on the road in Week 11, traveling to Chicago next Sunday for a showdown with the Bears (3-6).

The Dolphins (3-7), meanwhile, will then face the Jets (2-6) in a sort of basement battle at AFC East in New York.

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