Dolphins defeat Rams 28-17 in Tua Tagovailoa's first NFL start

Miami wins third consecutive game
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa looks to pass vs. Los Angeles Rams in 2020
Posted at 4:51 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 16:51:38-05

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Tua Tagovailoa threw his first career touchdown pass and then let his teammates take over with a succession of big plays, and the Miami Dolphins stamped themselves as playoff contenders by earning their third consecutive win, 28-17 against the Los Angeles Rams.

The Dolphins struck for scores 75 seconds apart on Andrew Van Ginkel's 78-yard fumble return and Jakeem Grant's team-record 88-yard punt return.

They came up with four takeaways in the first half and at halftime led 28-10 despite being outgained 224-54.

The big plays helped Tagovailoa overcome a costly early turnover in his first NFL start.