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Miami Dolphins Most Valuable Player | Eighth week | Tua has his best game as a pro

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What a difference a few weeks make.

On September 29, the dolphins traveled to Cincinnati with a 3-0 record for a Thursday night showdown with the Bengals.

Miami was on a roll just days after an unlikely victory over the Buffalo Tickets. Those feelings of elation don’t last long, however.

In the second quarter of the game against the Bengals, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was shoved backward onto the turf, hitting his head on the concrete surface, causing him to lose consciousness and sustain a serious leg injury. the head. He was carried off the pitch after being down for several minutes. The Dolphins would lose to Cincinnati.

Tagovailoa would miss Miami’s next two contests as his team lost two more games against the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.

October 23 – a Sunday night football game against the Steelers – Tua returned to action and led his team to victory despite looking rusty and out of sync with his receivers. Some fans started to get a bit agitated, wondering if Miami’s early-season offensive success was something of an anomaly.

Fast forward to last Sunday in Detroit, and Tua Tagovailoa put those worries to rest while having, arguably, his best game as a professional football player against the Lions.

Miami Dolphins Week 8 MVP – Tua Tagovailoa

Was Sunday’s victory in Detroit Tua’s best game in a Dolphins uniform? Focus on professional football thinks.

Not only was Tua’s Sunday game the highest rated as a pro, it was the highest rated quarterback performance for the entire NFL this season.

Against the Lions, Tua completed 29 passes on 36 attempts (80.6% completion rate), for 382 yards and three touchdowns. He should have been credited with a fourth touchdown, but umpires misjudged wide receiver Trent Sherfield within a yard on a Tua pass and the Dolphins opted not to contest the infield call. .

Perhaps Tagovailoa’s most impressive achievement on Sunday was something that was actually missing from the stat sheet. Tua had zero revenue – and most importantly – games worthy of zero revenue.

Games like Sunday are the ones that make fans feel like Miami has finally found its franchise quarterback after decades of waiting since Dan Marino’s retirement. Some will scoff at Tua’s stats and say, “He only did it against the Lions!” Well, to that I say there are a bunch of bad teams in the NFL playing week after week. Tua had the best game of any quarterback against any team this season, good or bad. It did exactly what it was supposed to do and that doesn’t make it any less impressive in my book.

Tua Tagovailoa and the rest of the Miami Dolphins offense will look to continue their success next week when they face the sudden Roquan Smith-less Chicago Bears.

MVP TRACKING

First week – DB Kader Kohou

Week Two – QB Tua Tagovailoa

Week Three – S Jevon Holland

Week 4 – WR Tyreek Hill

Week Five – RB Raheem Mostert

Week Six – WR Tyreek Hill

Seventh week – DB Noah Igbinoghene

Week Eight – QB Tua Tagovailoa