Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Miami Dolphins Handle New York Giants, 31-16

The Miami Dolphins had an impressive rebound on Sunday afternoon after taking down the New York Giants 31-16. The Dolphins sit atop the AFC East for the first time since 2003 with a record of 4-1.

The Dolphins Recover

An at home Hard Rock Stadium victory was highlighted by Tyreek Hill and De’Von Achane each rushing for 150 yards and seven sack on the Giants’ offensive line. The Dolphins regained possession of first place in the AFC East after the Buffalo Bills lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

On total yards, the game was lopsided, but three Miami turnovers kept the score closer than it should have. On the third play of the second half, Hill caught a 69-yard touchdown pass for a 24-10 lead after Achane continued his electric rookie run with a 76-yard touchdown run.

However, Miami had three turnovers, including two interceptions from Tua Tagovailoa. Although it wasn’t Tagovailoa’s best game, it was still a rather successful one for him. Tagovailoa put up 308 yards and two touchdowns.

The Dolphins’ defense dominated all day, allowing only three field goals from the Giants. With 2,575 yards gained and 181 points scored through five games, the Dolphins have the most yards in NFL history and lead the league in points scored.

Giants Can’t Keep Up

Averaging 11.4 yards per play, the Giants allowed 501 yards in the first three quarters. De’Von Achane averaged 13.7 yards per carry and Tyreek Hill 22.6 yards per catch. With Isaiah Simmons playing inside linebacker and Dane Belton splitting reps with Cor’Dale Flott at cornerback, the Giants tried to slow down the Dolphins, but were unsuccessful.

So far this season, the Giants have been struggling to find their rhythm and momentum. Despite winning against the Arizona Cardinals during Week 2, running back Saquon Barkley’s ankle injury has impacted the team immensely. The Giants have been blown out for three games in a row now and should make significant adjustments if they want to be playoff contenders.

Up Next

The Dolphins (4-1) will host the winless Carolina Panthers (0-5) this Sunday at 1 p.m.

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