Tua and the Dolphins Stay Undefeated
Former Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa led the Dolphins to a decisive division victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon. Both teams were undefeated heading into the game and it came down to the Bills failing to snap the ball before time expired that clinched Miami's victory.
The former national champion tallied 186 yards and a touchdown in the game.
A head injury forced Tagovailoa to leave the game in the first half but he returned shortly after halftime. In the second quarter, Tua scrambled to his left during a third down situation and was knocked to the ground. He hit the back of his head on the ground.
When the second-year starter got up after the penalty was issued on the play, he was struggling to stand up and take a step, so the Dolphins' medical team took him to the locker room for examination.
The offense started to take off as soon as Tua entered the field again. The Dolphins quarterback led two touchdown drives to start the game. Despite being down three points in the fourth quarter, Tua led the Dolphins' go-ahead scoring drive with two completions to former Alabama receiver Jaylen Waddle, one for a 30-yard gain and the other for a 40-yard gain that helped set up running back Chase Edmonds' touchdown run. Waddle had four catches for 102 yards in total for the day.
NFL Insider Ian Rapoport tweeted out what happened to Tua during the game.
Bleacher Report tweeted after the game that the NFLPA is going to conduct an investigation on how the Dolphins handled Tua's concussion check.
The Dolphins are 3-0 on the season and currently hold first place in the AFC East. There will be many questions about what happened to Tua Tagovailoa after his injury, but one thing is certain: both he and the Dolphins are a force to be reckoned with in the AFC.