Miami Gardens, Fla .: Tua Taguviloa threw a pair of short touchdown passes, and the Miami Dolphins extended their winning streak to five games with a 20-9 lead over the New York Giants on Sunday.
Isaiah Ford and McHollins scored for Miami (6-7), starting 1-7. Jalen Wadley caught nine catches in 90 yards for the Dolphins, and rookie Jailan Phillips took two more seconds giving him five in his last two games.
Tagovailoa completed 30 of 41 passes for 244 yards and two scores.
Mike Glenn started in place of Daniel Jones in the quarterback for the Giants, who was ruled out due to a neck injury. Glenn completed 23 of 44 throws at 187 yards, and Sequin Barkley made 55 rushing yards on 11 carry.
But New York has never found a final field against a defense that has scored just 55 points in a five-game winning streak. Graham Gano scored three field goals for the Giants, including a 51-yarder with 4:59 to get New York within 17-9.
The Giants had a chance to force three outs after about a minute, but Tagoveloa found Devant Parker with a 16-yard pass who needed an acrobatic sideline catch to keep the drive alive. And at 3:14 on the second third down on the left, Tagoviloa made a perfect high for Mike Gasciki for a 17-yard gain.
New York time was up, unable to do anything but watch the Dolphins run until 1:16 before sending Jason Sanders for a 48-yard field goal, extending the lead to 11 and sealing the result.
The Dolphins took the lead on a 5-yard pass from Tagoveloa to Hollins late in the first half, a caper for a 14-play, 89-yard drive. It was late Miami Miami, which Formula has worked with TagoVilloa, relying on short ball for chip, chip, chip away.
He was 11 for 12 on a 77-yard drive, with only one throw lasting more than 10 yards, not more than six yards. The only true deep shot in the series came after the Giants jumped offside; Tagoveloa knew he had a free game and he could fly with imperfections that would not count in any way.
Ford’s TD catch capped a seven-play, 61-yard drive with 11:13 left.
Giants: WR Kenny Golade (Rib) left the game in the first half, then returned to the game after halftime.
Dolphins: Waddle was shaken in the fourth quarter, pointing to his left knee after a catch. He limped off the field as fans chanted his name, and began to walk faster and then jog, shaking his hand to encourage greater volume. … RB Patrick Laird (knee) was lost in the first quarter, the day RB Philip Lindsay was unavailable due to a foot problem.
The first penalty of the game came with a 1:55 left in the first half, when the Giants Leonard Williams jumped offside. The second penalty, and the first on the Dolphins, occurred in the third quarter with 7:18 left while Liam Eichenberg on the left was guilty of a foul start.
Now the next
Giants: Visit the Los Angeles Chargers on December 12.
Dolphins: Bye Week, then host the New York Jets on December 19th.
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