The Miami Dolphins earned their first victory of the 2022 season, as they defeated the New England Patriots 20-7 at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday.
Tua Tagovailoa and the offense weren’t overly impressive, but the quarterback’s stats didn’t look horrendous. He completed 69.7% of his attempts for 270 yards and a touchdown.
On the ground, they averaged just 3.1 yards per attempt, with Chase Edmonds leading in carries with 12.
Defensively, Miami was much better, holding New England to just one touchdown, a catch-and-run by Ty Montgomery in the third quarter. Jevon Holland recorded an interception, Kader Kohou forced a fumble and Brandon Jones strip-sacked Mac Jones, resulting in a touchdown.
Here’s how the fans reacted throughout the contest.
X MAN ALREADY MAKING PLAYS
— petey parker 🕷 (@peteyparker92) September 11, 2022
First Tua fumble of the season already 😂 same old Offensive line.
— Osvaldo (@SaiyanValdo) September 11, 2022
Ogbah starting the season where he left off with a SACK
— King of Phinland🐬👑 (@KingOfPhinland) September 11, 2022
BRANDON JONES GOATED
— Dylan (@d_frady24) September 11, 2022
Waddle got that dog in him
— 🤕.xlsx (@johnnysnutsack) September 11, 2022
— ☭Comrade Dillon☭ and Host of Dolphins with Dillon (@DillonTartaro) September 11, 2022
Jaelan Phillips should never be in coverage
— KG 🌪 (@TyreekWaddle) September 11, 2022
Jason Sanders is all the way back
— Brady 😓 (@BradRoosk) September 11, 2022
Some spotty accuracy from Tua today…
— Saturn (@SaturnSilent) September 11, 2022
— Chris Spooner (@SpoonfulofSport) September 11, 2022
Can never overreact to 1 game but you gotta love how the season started for my Fins!! 4-0 vs BB. pic.twitter.com/GjDkagHTde
— Nick Jannarone (@njanny8) September 11, 2022
Great win for the Fins! Kohou looks the real deal Tua needs to clean the decision making …… get the ball out Offence will look better in 4 weeks #FinsUp
— Riles #Finsup🐬 (@Ril123321456654) September 11, 2022
Good start to the season for the fins. Always good to put one over the Pats even if they're not what they were. #FinsUp
— Col Surrey (@CityWookie) September 11, 2022