The Miami Dolphins are tied at halftime with the Buffalo Bills, but the subject of the game will be Tua Tagovailoa who left for the locker room with a head injury.
Tua was pushed by Matt Milano and hit his head on the grass. Milano was flagged for the hit, but Tua was seen staggering when he got up and after regaining his balance he left for the locker room where he will no doubt be assessed for a concussion.
If Tua can’t come back, it will be to Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater couldn’t complete a pass with two minutes left in the half with excellent field position. It would have been an amazing turn if the Dolphins could hit it as they get the ball back in the 2nd half.
So far, there is no word on Tua’s current situation.
Miami’s offense has been very good despite Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle not playing a role similar to what they did last week. Of course, it was mostly in the 2nd half, so we could see a big third and fourth quarter.
Bridgewater has a big arm but needs to get the ball out quicker. He picked up an unnecessary sack and didn’t look good on his one streak. To be fair, he came off the bench cold without much of a warm-up.
Defensively, the Dolphins are giving up big plays in their blitz and Josh Allen’s two touchdown passes were for open receivers without a white jersey nearby. Miami did a great job of putting the pressure on Allen without the blitz.
The halftime adjustments will be interesting but the Dolphins have put themselves in position to keep this game close and with the ball first in the second half they have a shot to take the lead.
Things are going well for the Dolphins so far and the heat is going to take its toll on the Bills, but the bigger question is will Tua Tagovailoa return?
UPDATE: Tua ran out of the tunnel pumping his fists and the crowd went crazy according to those watching the game.