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The Miami Dolphins damage themselves with turnovers and missed alternatives repeatedly on Sunday. Fortunately, they’ve Tyreek Hill to easy over the tough patches.
The famous person wideout torched the Las Vegas Raiders to the tune of 10 catches for 146 yards and a landing, main his crew to a 20-13 win in a recreation that was far nearer than it ought to have been.
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Tyreek Hill makes quick folks look not quick 💨
The Dolphins dominated the Raiders in whole yardage (422-296), time of possession (32:15), first downs (21-12) and held Vegas to 4-of-14 conversions on third down and 0-of-2 conversions on fourth down.
However Miami additionally misplaced three turnovers, together with an interception and fumble by quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, and kicker Jason Sanders missed a subject purpose.
So what in all probability ought to have been a snug win at dwelling as an alternative was a bit extra unsure. Fortunately for the Dolphins, the Raiders had three turnovers themselves. Oh, and when the extent will get a bit troublesome, Miami all the time has a cheat code in Hill to depend on:
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Tua Tagovailoa & Tyreek Hill (38-yd TD)
🔹 Goal Separation: 4.4 yds
🔹 Anticipated YAC: 19.0 yds
🔹 High Velocity: 20.07 MPH
Tyreek Hill has reached a 20+ MPH prime velocity 12 occasions as a ball service this season, twice as a lot as every other participant this season.
Michael Fabiano @Michael_Fabiano
Tyreek Hill be like… pic.twitter.com/GUjjfdHGvZ
Louis Riddick @LRiddickESPN
Tyreek acceleration finest within the historical past of the #NFL. No joke. That was loopy what he simply did
Michael David Smith @MichaelDavSmith
I like how as quickly as Tyreek Hill is one step previous everybody within the secondary he begins celebrating his landing. He is aware of nobody is ever catching him from behind.
Emmanuel Acho @EmmanuelAcho
The Dolphins offense makes what’s troublesome look straightforward, however then what is simple look troublesome.
Tyreek Hill can break up 4 defenders and switch a 15 yard achieve right into a 50 yard landing.
However then on 4th & 1, they can not run a easy inside zone to choose up a yard. #FinsUp
Gina Muscato @GinaMuscato
Tyreek Hill is so cash man. He is the most effective factor that ever occurred to us. pic.twitter.com/WkjHg8rzHG
Brandon Liguori @BrandonRLiguori
Is there something Miami #Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill cannot do on a soccer subject?
The Dolphins are actually 7-3 on the season and the frontrunners to win the AFC East, however there are some actual query marks lingering round this crew. The Dolphins have seemed elite towards middling opposition at occasions this season, but in addition misplaced to the Buffalo Payments, Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.
When confronted with elite opponents, they’ve faltered. And on Sunday the Dolphins seemed like a crew able to smoking an opponent however simply as able to tripping throughout themselves.
It did not assist that working again De’Von Achane returned from harm, solely to depart his first recreation again with a knee harm, taking away a number of the crew’s big-play menace.
That is the query for these Dolphins—they’ll explode for chunk performs at any second, however towards groups that restrict such performs, can they orchestrate constant, regular scoring drives? And might they do it come the postseason towards contending groups?
They in all probability ought to have blown out the scrappy Raiders (5-6) on Sunday. A win’s a win, and Hill provides them a puncher’s probability in most video games. But when the Dolphins do not clear up their operation, the bigger aspirations of successful a title will stay out of their grasp.