Miami Dolphins 34-31 Arizona Cardinals: Tua Tagovailoa edges out Kyler Murray in thrilling QB clash | NFL News

first_img Kyler Murray fires a missile to Christian Kirk for a 56-yard touchdown for the Cardinals. Murray responded in the best way possible, throwing touchdown passes on Arizona’s next two possessions – including a 56-yarder to Christian Kirk – but the Dolphins answered each of those with scores of their own, including a nine-yard strike from Tua to Preston Williams, who injured his foot on the play when diving for the goal line.The Dolphins led 24-17 at half-time, but the Cardinals turned that into a seven-point lead by the end of the third quarter as Murray found the endzone on a 12-yard run following off the back of a 21-yard scoring strike to Darrell Daniels, who outwrestled Miami cornerback Byron Jones for his first career TD. Preston Williams dives over the line for a Miami touchdown but injures himself on the play. Miami Dolphins’ rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa got the better of Arizona Cardinals’ own, exciting young QB talent Kyler Murray as he led his team to a thrilling 34-31 win in his second NFL start.Tua completed 20 of 28 passes for 248 yards, with two touchdowns and no turnovers. He also ran seven times for 35 yards as Miami (5-3) won their fourth-straight game – the team’s longest winning streak in four years. – Advertisement – Dolphins 7-0 CardinalsShaq Lawson 36-yard fumble return for a TD (extra point) Cardinals stats: Kyler Murray, 21/26, 283 yards, 3 TDsRushing leader: Kyler Murray, 11 carries, 106 yards, 1 TDReceiving leader: Christian Kirk, five catches, 123 yards, 1 TDAlthough the QB clash was the big draw, Dolphins kicker Jason Sanders also had a crucial role in the victory as he made two field goals, including a career-best 56-yarder. His other conversion, from 50 yards, set a Dolphins record for consecutive kicks without a miss (20) and proved to be the winning score.It gave Miami a 34-31 lead with three minutes and 30 seconds left on the clock; the Dolphins defence forced the Cardinals into a 49-yard field goal try by Zane Gonzalez to tie the game and possibly take it to overtime but he missed with the kick. 1:06 Darrell Daniels scores his first NFL TD as he snatches the ball in the endzone for the Cardinals. SECOND QUARTER Tua Tagovailoa was hugely impressive in his second NFL start as his Dolphins earned a road win over the Cardinals Tua Tagovailoa was hugely impressive in his second NFL start as his Dolphins earned a road win over the Cardinals