Dolphins Beat Steelers
The Miami Dolphins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 16 to 10. The Sunday Night Football game was far from a thing of beauty. Yet, the win snapped the Dolphins’ three-game losing skid. So, there is some beauty in that at least. Tua Tagovailoa as well as the rest of the offense started off like gangbusters.
The opening drive was awesome as Tua only had one incompletion which was a pass that hit Mike Gesicki’s facemask in the endzone. The Dolphins finished off the opening drive when Raheem Mosert took a short pass from Tua into the endzone. At that point, you would have not placed a bet on that being Miami’s only TD of the game. But, it was. Which kept the outcome of the game in doubt until the very end.
The Dolphins beat the Steelers around the field on other drives as well in the first half. Yet, they had to settle for three field goals. However, the Dolphins would not score again as they beat the Steelers in a game that neither team scored in the second half. They had a chance to go up by 9 in the second half with their 4th field goal of the game, but Coach Mike McDaniel decided to go for it. They were stuffed on a Chase Edmonds running play on 4th down.
Dolphins Beat Steelers with Defense
The Miami Dolphins depleted secondary came up with three interceptions against Kenny Pickett as the Dolphins beat the Steelers. Two of the interceptions came in the 4th quarter. When Jevon Holland got his interception which included a nice return, it looked like the Dolphins would beat the Steelers at that point. Yet, Miami was not even able to muster a first down. Tua threw an incomplete pass on third down that could have been intercepted. So, the clock was stopped. Miami was forced to punt.
It looked like Pickett might lead the Steelers down the field on a game-winning TD drive. But, the much-maligned Noah Igbinoghene came up with a game-clinching interception in the endzone. He was able to keep both feet in bounds by displaying some toe drag swag.
The Miami Dolphins honored the 1972 Perfect Team last night. The 2022 season marks the 50th Anniversary of this unmatched feat. Miami also wore the fan-preferred throwback uniforms. So, on a night that might not have displayed beautiful offensive football in the second half, there was still some nice optics! Photo credit: Miami Dolphins
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