MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., Aug. 27 (UPI) – – Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa tossed a 51-yard bomb to new wide beneficiary Tyreek Hill on the primary hostile play of a 48-10 preseason victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday in Miami Gardens, Fla.
“We got the head look of what the play comprised of and that is the reason we made the effort,” Tagovailoa said of the play.
The association brought about Hill’s most memorable in-game catch as a Dolphins player since he was compromised this season from the Kansas City Chiefs.
“We were quite sure that assuming we got the right look, they would execute it,” Dolphins mentor Mike McDaniel said. “That is the reason they are what their identity is and that is the reason we have faith in them to such an extent.”
Tagovailoa finished 6 of 7 passes for 121 yards and a score. He drove the Dolphins to focuses on every one of his three drives and was supplanted by reinforcement Teddy Bridgewater in the subsequent quarter. Tagovailoa enlisted an ideal 158.3 passer rating.
Tagovailoa took the game’s initial snap, dropped back and released a profound toss toward the left hashmark. The hurl went around 55 yards through the air. Slope ran from right to left and found the ball prior to acquiring it for the feature of the game.
Tagovailoa later tossed a 8-yard score throw to wide collector River Cracraft to end that drive. Kicker Jason Sanders made a 55-yard field objective on the Dolphins’ next drive for a 10-0 lead.
Dolphins running back Sony Michel pushed the lead to 17 points with a 1-yard rushing touchdown with 73 seconds left in the first quarter.
Dolphins cornerback Elijah Campbell intercepted Eagles backup quarterback Reid Sinnett about five minute before halftime and scored on a 30-yard return.
Sanders added a 27-yard field goal on the Dolphins’ next drive for a 27-0 lead at halftime. Kicker Jake Elliott put the Eagles on the scoreboard with a 26-yard field goal 3:32 into the fourth quarter.
Thompson threw a 6-yard touchdown toss to tight end Hunter Long on the next drive. He threw another 4-yard touchdown pass to tight end Cethan Carter on the Dolphins’ next possession.
The Eagles finally reached the end zone when running back Jason Huntley took off for a 67-yard rushing touchdown with 9:25 remaining.
Thompson responded with his final touchdown pass of the night on the next drive, a 39-yard connection with wide receiver Lynn Bowden Jr.
The Dolphins will host the New England Patriots in their season opener Sept. 11 at Hard Rock Stadium. The Eagles will battle the Detroit Lions in their first regular-season game Sept. 11 at Ford Field in Detroit.