Jaylen Waddle leads Dolphins to fourth consecutive win as Cam Newton struggles

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Jaylen Waddle had his first 100-yard game, and it was a big one.

The rookie receiver caught nine passes for 137 yards and a touchdown, helping the Dolphins to a fourth consecutive win after a 1-7 start. The Dolphins beat the Panthers 33-10 on Sunday.

Tua Tagovailoa completed 27 of 31 passes for 230 yards with a touchdown, and Myles Gaskin rushed for two touchdowns, getting 49 yards on 16 carries.

The Dolphins blocked a punt for a touchdown, with Justin Coleman returning Duke Riley‘s block 2 yards to the end zone. They also had a 9-yard touchdown drive after the second of Cam Newton‘s two interceptions.

The Panthers, who now have lost six of eight, never gave themselves a chance.

Christian McCaffrey rolled his ankle in the first half, and Newton had a miserable day. McCaffrey finished with 35 yards on 10 carries, and Newton had the lowest passer rating in his career.

Newton was 5-of-21 for 92 yards and two picks, a 5.8 passer rating. PJ Walker replaced him early in the fourth quarter, with the Panthers down 30-10, and went 5-of-10 for 87 yards and a pick.

Newton’s 23.8 percent completion percentage is the lowest by a quarterback with 20-plus attempts in a game since Joey Harrington went 5-of-22 for the Lions in 2004, per NFL Research.

The Panthers had 198 yards and were 4-of-14 on third down.

13 responses to “Jaylen Waddle leads Dolphins to fourth consecutive win as Cam Newton struggles

  1. Matt Rhule Ultimate QB Evaluator

    Teddy Bridgewater – Gone After one year(Cap Hit)
    Sam Darnold- Certified Bust
    Cam Newton- Has Been
    PJ Walker- XFL Nobody

  2. Matt Rhule is getting fired. He’s team is getting demolished on both sides of the ball. Defense can’t stop anything, offensive line can’t stop anything.

  3. Dolphins remaining games all very winnable, would be amazing to see them finish 10 and 7 after the horrific start.

  4. I wasn’t a fan of picking Tua over Herbert because of his injury history, but I have to admit he’s getting better and has shown a lot of toughness playing behind that horrible line of his. He’s really getting the RPO down and has been very accurate with his throws. If it continues, I wonder if the team will still pursue Watson?

  5. @hello3987

    Waddle was injured early in the season, the offense never skipped a beat throwing to Devonta Smith and John Metchie. The offense with Mac Jones was one of the best in college football history. Bama has good receivers but Mac Jones made them superstars and it’s not even close.

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