Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins took care of the Los Angeles Chargers in a hard-fought 29-21 victory, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 in Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The Dolphins’ win was helped by a rushing game that produced 111 yards and one rushing touchdown, and by a 169 yards and two touchdowns effort by Tagovailoa.
Tagovailoa contributed to this win by completing 15 of 25 passes, finishing the game with 169 yards, zero interceptions, two touchdowns and a QB rating of 106.90.
The Dolphins deployed a rushing game led by Salvon Ahmed and Patrick Laird. For the game, Ahmed carried the ball 21 times and rushed for 85 yards, leading to one touchdown. Laird supplemented by carrying the ball two times for a total of 19 yards. In the passing game, the Dolphins’ top receivers were Jakeem Grant and DeVante Parker. Grant caught four passes for a total of 43 yards, while Parker contributed with 31 yards from two passes.
The Dolphins were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in two sacks, and three tackles for loss, to go along with zero forced fumbles, with zero defensive touchdowns.
For the Chargers, Justin Herbert ended the day having completed 20 of 32 passes, leading to 187 yards, one interception and two touchdowns. His performance resulted in a QB rating of 86.30.
The rushing game for the Chargers was led by Kalen Ballage and Joshua Kelley. For the game, Ballage rushed for 68 yards from carrying the football 18 times. Meanwhile Kelley carried the ball 7 times for a total of 21 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Chargers included Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Allen caught three passes for a total of 39 yards, while Williams contributed with 38 yards from two passes.
For the game, the Chargers defensive effort yielded no forced fumbles, three tackles for loss and zero sacks. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.
The Dolphins walked away from the game with an improved to 6-3. The Chargers, on the other hand, dropped to 2-7 for the season.