The Miami Dolphins were once again on the road in week 13 — this time in Landover, Maryland to take on the Washington Commanders and the National Football League’s passing yardage leader, Sam Howell.
Well, at least Howell was the league leader in passing yards before Miami’s monstrous defense took the field and limited the young gunslinger to just 127 yards through the air. Rookie quarterback of the Houston Texans, C.J. Stroud, now sits atop the stat sheets, with Miami’s own Tua Tagovailoa currently in third place — just nine yards behind Howell.
Speaking of Tagovailoa, he and wide receiver Tyreek Hill had themselves fantastic days against the porous Washington secondary. More on those two in a moment.
Yes, it was a joyous victory for Dolphins fans across the country. Miami now sits at 9-3, tied for the best record in the AFC. They also have a three game lead on the Buffalo Bills for the AFC East division crown as Buffalo was on a BYE in week 13.
Because the victory was such a dominating one, we’re going to focus mainly on the positives from this contest, so we’ll be picking a “good,” a “great” and touching on just one “ugly” aspect of Miami’s 45-15 win over Washington. Let’s get started!
The Miami Dolphins and Tua Tagovailoa had been a little careless with the football over the past few weeks — turning the ball over three times in each of their past two games.
On Sunday against the Commanders, the Dolphins finally played a turnover-free game — keeping the ball away from the Washington offense while putting up big numbers and a large amount of points on the scoreboard.