MIAMI GARDENS (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa threw for 299 yards and the Miami Dolphins raced to a 30-issue direct right before holding on for their fifth straight win, a 30-15 victory about the one particular-get Houston Texans on Sunday.
Tagovailoa had his fourth straight activity with out an interception, Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill every had 85 yards obtaining and the Dolphins’ defense had three takeaways in a activity that was a 30-position blowout at halftime.
Houston (1-9-1) managed just 32 yards through its first 25 performs with Kyle Allen starting off at quarterback in place of benched Davis Mills. The Texans finished with 210 yards of whole offense, most of which arrived in the second half.
Running back again Dare Ogunbowale had a 3-yard hurrying TD in the third quarter for Houston’s first rating, and limited finish Jordan Akins experienced a 25-garden TD capture in the fourth quarter.
Miami (8-3) scored on 6 of its 1st 7 possessions, and its receivers were being huge open in the Houston secondary. 5 Dolphins gamers amassed 20 getting yards. Waddle had 10 catches and Hill experienced 9.
In the initially quarter, Waddle broke Miami’s franchise record for the most obtaining yards (1,926) in the very first two seasons of a career. Jarvis Landry, now with New Orleans, formerly held the mark.
Allen was 26-of-39 passing with 215 yards and two interceptions.
Standout rookie running back again Dameon Pierce was held to eight yards on 5 carries for Houston, a 7 days soon after he had just eight in a reduction to the Commanders.
Tagovailoa expressed gentle concern this week about not seeking their bye 7 days to interrupt the momentum the Dolphins had built throughout their successful streak, which contains wins around Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland.
Some bye-7 days rust confirmed in errant throws and drops, especially early. But Miami’s offense even now played effectively adequate that rookie Skylar Thompson entered the activity for Tagovailoa late in the 3rd quarter.
Tagovailoa finished 22-of-36 passing with a TD. He now has 11 touchdowns due to the fact returning from a concussion in 7 days 7. Thompson was just 1 for 5 for 6 yards.
Waddle experienced a 22-garden capture on the opening drive to set up Miami’s initially score — a 45-garden Jason Sanders industry objective — and Tagovailoa uncovered tight conclusion Durham Smythe in the conclude zone later on in the quarter to give Miami a 10- lead.
Miami added 4 scores in the second quarter, such as two off turnovers.
Linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel intercepted Allen deep in Texans territory and returned the ball to the 3-yard line. Running back again Jeff Wilson punched it in. In the second quarter, cornerback Xavien Howard returned a fumble, which was compelled by protection Eric Rowe, for a landing.
The Dolphins punted in the second quarter for the initial time given that their versus the Bears on Nov. 6. It was a uncommon prevalence in the first 50 percent Sunday, as Miami only punted as soon as by way of its to start with 6 belongings.
Miami’s 30-issue halftime direct was the Dolphins’ 2nd-biggest more than the last 30 seasons and the major very first-50 % lead considering the fact that they were being primary Houston 41- on Oct. 25, 2015. It’s the second-biggest halftime guide this time powering Cincinnati’s 35-stage direct in opposition to Carolina on Nov. 6.
Texans: LB Christian Haris (shoulder) still left in the first quarter.
Dolphins: LT Terron Armstead still left just prior to halftime with a pectoral personal injury. … Tyreek Hill left the video game with cramps. … RT Austin Jackson, earning his 1st start out given that suffering an ankle harm in 7 days 1, remaining in the 2nd half with an ankle harm.
Houston: Hosts Cleveland Sunday, Dec. 4.
Dolphins: At San Francisco Sunday, Dec. 4.
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