Tua Tagovailoa’s sixth TD pass rallies Dolphins to 21-point, fourth-quarter comeback win over Ravens

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Trailing 35-14 in the fourth quarter, the Dolphins were left for dead. Lamar Jackson had dominated them for three quarters, and no one expected what happened in the fourth quarter.

Tua Tagovailoa, who had two first-half interceptions, threw four fourth-quarter touchdowns, giving him six for the game, as the Dolphins rallied to stun the Ravens 42-38. It was the first time Miami came back from down 21 in the fourth quarter since Week 13 in 2005 when it beat Buffalo 24-23.

Tagovailoa finished 36-of-50 for 469 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. His sixth scoring pass was a 7-yarder to Jaylen Waddle with 14 seconds remaining. It was set up by a 28-yard run by Chase Edmonds to the Baltimore 7.

Waddle caught 11 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns, and Tyreek Hill had 11 catches for 190 yards and two touchdowns.

The Ravens got to their own 49 with four seconds left, but Jackson’s Hail Mary bounced before reaching the end zone. It left Baltimore knowing it gave one away.

The Ravens dominated the first three quarters with Jackson throwing three touchdown passes and rushing for 118 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown run with 26 seconds left in the third quarter.

It was all Dolphins in the fourth quarter, though, as they outgained the Ravens 233 to 89. Tagovailoa was 13-of-17 for 199 yards and four touchdowns in the final quarter.

Still, it appeared the Ravens might escape with a win when Justin Tucker kicked a 51-yard field goal with 2:18 remaining. It was his 59th consecutive made fourth-quarter field goal.

But the Dolphins drove 68 yards in six plays, burning 2:04 off the clock.

Jackson finished 21-of-29 for 318 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 119 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.

73 responses to “Tua Tagovailoa’s sixth TD pass rallies Dolphins to 21-point, fourth-quarter comeback win over Ravens

  1. Tua held in there and brought his team back with his arm and decision making. Can’t wait to hear the excuses for why he played so well. The kid deserves it. The haters deserve to eat crow. Phins Up!

  2. Is this the ravens team that won every game that didn’t matter ??? Tua smoked your defense when it did matter.

  3. Tyreek really gave Tua confidence. People were questioning him in these comments and now got to eat their word.

    As for the Ravens, they matter as well pay Lamar cause it’s still the same issues – their defense, and that was the problem the entire time he’s been under league mandated rookie contract that is very team friendly.

  4. This dink-dunk Tua offense is just horrible. Everyone knows Mac Jones is the best player to ever strap on.

  5. All the whiners that said Joe Burrow’s yardage last year was only because they were playing 2nd and 3rd string….. now what’s the excuse?

  6. And to the Patriot fans that will chip in their 2 cents on this game. Think Mac could’ve done it? Better yet, think BB would’ve trusted him to do it?

  7. Guess a lot of apologies are in order.
    But it’s fair to wonder if it’s all Tua, or did Baltimore’s defense simply drop the ball.

  8. MortimerInMiami says:
    September 18, 2022 at 4:35 pm
    This was Tua’s signature game!
    All hail Tua!

    Xxxxxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxxx

    Oh dear. This take is a 180 from last weeks take against NE.

    We welcome you back in the tent. Just no beer for you.

  9. For context on how massive this was…. The Dolphins D is their strongest asset and they played like garbage today. The Dolphins O may have just put the rest of the NFL on notice… Tua joins Bob Griese (1977) and Dan Marino (1986) as the only Dolphins to ever throw for 6 TD’s in a single game…. the first two are in the Hall of Fame.

  10. Once Tua really learns this offense, look out! Amazing what happens when you have wr’s that don’t drop balls huh? By the end of this year, no one will even remember Brian what-his-name and his noise.

  11. mackcarrington says:
    September 18, 2022 at 4:43 pm
    Guess a lot of apologies are in order.
    But it’s fair to wonder if it’s all Tua, or did Baltimore’s defense simply drop the ball.

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    If Waddle and Hill are playing like they did today… no one is covering that offense. No one.

  12. Well, there you have it. Tua’s a bust. Yep, busting TD’s over your heads. Did the fans really think Tua T. was brought in to lay an egg? Get with the reality of the program this man came from. Sheesh.

  13. Has anyone ever seen the pretty Miami coach and Jarod Kushner in the same place, at the same time?

  14. dolphins2cool says:
    September 18, 2022 at 4:52 pm
    Tua Tagovailoa > Lamar Jackson.

    Let’s Go Phins! 😁🐬

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    Lets not go nuts… if Jackson had Waddle and Hill he’d throw 500 yards a game lol…. Tua still needs to learn how to throw on the run.. when he does, he will be a top 10 QB… with no pressure on him, he already is a top 10 QB… but he needs to get better.

  15. “Ravens are over-rated.”

    As a phin fan , i don’t think this. They have an elite defense, but have a lot of injuries at the cb position. Also jk dobbins is still hurt. Better question is why do ravens always have multiple big injuries every season. It happens to every team eventually but it seems to hit the ravens every season

  16. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    September 18, 2022 at 4:34 pm
    AFC East is the best division in football

    No, no, no, no, no. AFC West is easily the best division in the league with 4 probable playoff contenders. I have no quarrel with Buffalo or Miami, but the Pats will be average (their new normal going forward) and the Jet will be, well, the Jets.

  17. No defense allowed in this game I suppose my god Tua looked like Steve Young out there thanks to the incompetence of the Ravens defense.

  18. MortimerInMiami flip flops more than a tourist at the beach. Pick a side, you ragged on Tua like yesterday. Jeez

  19. I might be wrong, but I’m still not sold on Tua. His receivers were wide-ass open today. This was more an indictment against the Ravens long defense than a coronation for Tua. Honestly, every QB in the league could have thrown those TDs today.
    I’m not saying Tua’s bad, I just need to see more evidence against better defenses before the crown gets polished.

  20. Has the corner been turned? If so, what a way to do it. One of the great comebacks in Dolphin history.

  21. This Ravens D is embarrassing. Worst D in football right now. No consistent pass rush, a secondary consisting of slow veterans and inexperienced rookies. Any team with more than one weapon is going to shred this D. We’ll see if their new D Coordinator can make some adjustments. As far as the Ravens O, give Lamar credit, he said they’d have an answer for Cover 0 and they did. Every time Miami acted like they were going Cover 0 the Ravens shredded it. Every time you think a team shows a D that has “figured out Lamar”, he comes and abuses it. Give Miami credit for realizing that the Ravens no longer have a run game and switching it up in the second half. Tua was lights out, give that man his flowers. Once he learned to stay away from Marcus Williams, he couldn’t miss. He found the open guys and that’s what a QB does when he’s on.

  22. It’s both an offensive and defensive collapse for the Ravens. The Ravens defense shut down Miami for just as much of the game as the Ravens offense played well. One successful drive from the offense would have done the same thing as a defensive stop: left Miami without enough time to catch up.

    Both sides of the ball delivered big time for most of the game. Then they both choked.

    These both look like playoff teams. So far, less consistent ones than KC or Buffalo, but still dangerous.

  23. mikecrabtreeschain says:
    September 18, 2022 at 4:35 pm
    The mighty ravens defense is no more. Peter Boulware is rolling over in his grave.

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    Did he bury himself alive or something? I wouldn’t blame him, if he did though. What a collapse. Go Ravens.

  24. Clutch as heck for Tua. Heck of a coming out party. But the delivery…….he looks so awkward. Happy for the kid though, he’s been through a lot.

  25. 1) Tua, who I wasn’t sold on, seems to be getting the hang it. He’s usually been better than the results have shown but still has work to develop more. 2) Without his runs or at least the threat of the run, Jackson is cooked. Should have signed the contract.

  26. TUA can’t through the long ball lol. People need to wake up. All his short passes last year were by design. To top that off, the kid is one of the most mentally tough players in the NFL. He proved it again today. This is going to be a fun year. SPEED KILLS!!!

  27. Baltimore didn’t “give one away”. Miami, and Tua, punched them in the mouth and took it from them.

    BTW, how many 6 TD games does Herbert have? I’ll wait……

  28. Hey Ravens, whatever happened to lining under center and giving to a RB and slamming it up the middle? And Lamar should never be called a RB, he sucks on short yardage runs.

  29. oldgrouch says:
    September 18, 2022 at 5:25 pm
    1) Tua, who I wasn’t sold on, seems to be getting the hang it. He’s usually been better than the results have shown but still has work to develop more. 2) Without his runs or at least the threat of the run, Jackson is cooked. Should have signed the contract………

    Jackson had over 400 yards and 4 TDS. He is a one man offense. I guess he needs to play CB too. This is a 5 win Team without Lamar. Price is just going up.

  30. Miami faces Buffalo next week, so the Tua parade has a week to run before it diverts into an alley.

  31. Let’s be real Tua is not going throw 6 TD’s every game. But for all cr#p he’s had to go thru good for him.

  32. Lame and the Murderettes are going to have a long season. Not a good team and they desperately need a real QB.

  33. Fins offense looks like Greatest Show On Bermuda.
    Fully healthy or not, I don’t see too many defenses being able to cover all that speed for an entire game. Also, all you Tua doubters please remember he still had to make all those throws today & he answered the call.
    3rd year in league + new offensive coach + more skill position players= Tua realizing his potential.

  34. Surprised Ravens fans not blaming this home-game choke on injuries. That’s usually their excuse. Tua outplayed Lamar – plain & simple.

  35. kevpft says:
    September 18, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    It’s both an offensive and defensive collapse for the Ravens. The Ravens defense shut down Miami for just as much of the game as the Ravens offense played well. One successful drive from the offense would have done the same thing as a defensive stop: left Miami without enough time to catch up.

    Both sides of the ball delivered big time for most of the game. Then they both choked.

    These both look like playoff teams. So far, less consistent ones than KC or Buffalo, but still dangerous.
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    I actually agree with a lot of this. The problem is, the Ravens have no run game. If you know the history of their OC Greg Roman, he needs a run game to put away a game. He doesn’t have the passing concepts to use the pass game as an extension of the run game like an Andy Reed and many of these other top OCs. Even the Dolphins have a very good short pass game. You have to have that if you don’t have a dominant running back. Right now, Lamar is the only great running back the Ravens have, and that’s not a slight at him. He said 2 years ago he doesn’t want to run but will do it if it means winning the game. His OC needs him to run to be successful without JK Dobbins and Gus Edwards. Without the threat of the run, Greg Roman (Ravens OC) is very mediocre as an overall OC. His history shows this.

  36. We will not beat Buffalo for sure! But Miami just showed the NFL that if you blitz, Tua is figuring it out. He’s been slow to get there,and teams were right in thinking he wouldn’t . But Baltimore took some shots in the fourth and Tua answered. I didn’t think he’d learn to beat solid defenses like he did today,but I was wrong.

  37. I thought the Falcons were playing in Los Angeles, not Baltimore…

    Apparently the Ravens took a page out of Atlanta’s late game playbook

  38. iloveyouneighbor says:
    September 18, 2022 at 4:56 pm
    Has anyone ever seen the pretty Miami coach and Jarod Kushner in the same place, at the same time?

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    No but the Dolphins coach has a reputation to worry about.

  39. Lamar had a pretty good start to the game but unfortunately disappeared in the 4th quarter when it mattered.

  40. Lamar Jackson = 430 yards of total offense, 4 TDs.

    Tell me again how this was his fault that the Dolphins won.

  41. touchback6 says:
    September 18, 2022 at 4:55 pm
    BB. He has the blueprint on Hill and Whinebaugh failed to study.

    Lol!!

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    You picked the dolphins to lose remember.

  42. It wasn’t Jackson’s fault they lost. Tua just made plays down the stretch and their defense couldn’t do anything about it. I’d like to see the pressure numbers because Tua was in some difficult positions and made plays. He could’ve folded. Our prior coaching staff would’ve folded, our prior franchise QB (Tannehill) would’ve folded, but they didn’t. The Ravens seemed to think the game was over. You could tell by the body language. The thing is the Dolphins didn’t back down. They kept putting pressure. Tua may be hated by a lot of people but he doesn’t seem to care. The guy just wins. Hats off to the Fins and hats off to Baltimore. It was one heckuva game.

  43. I’m proud of Ravens fan’s… had this happened to the Patriots, Jets, Giants, or almost any west coast team this forum would be flooded with “that was PI!!!” at the end of the game (it wasn’t lol)

  44. phinjunky1985 says:
    September 18, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    We will not beat Buffalo for sure! But Miami just showed the NFL that if you blitz, Tua is figuring it out. He’s been slow to get there,and teams were right in thinking he wouldn’t . But Baltimore took some shots in the fourth and Tua answered. I didn’t think he’d learn to beat solid defenses like he did today,but I was wrong.
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    Not beat Buffalo? Really? Just like we wouldn’t beat the Chiefs or the Chargers last year. This Ravens team loves a challenge and Buffalo is definitely not invincible. One MFL game is not a reflection of another. Different matcheups can yield different results. I expect the Ravens to start a nice winning streak starting with the hapless Pats

  45. Did anybody notice how Tua had no problems whatsoever getting the ball down the field? Yeah, he’s just picking up where he left off from Alabama!

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