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The Blitz: Monday, September 27, 2021

Mike Oliva of recaps the Monday Morning Headlines, community news, and more for your Miami Dolphins.

Morning Headlines

The Miami Dolphins lost 31-28 to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. The team jumped out to a 14-0 lead early in the game, but the Raiders scored 25 unanswered points from there until late in the fourth quarter, when the Dolphins staged a comeback. Jacoby Brissett took it across the line with only two seconds left, then connected with Will Fuller for a 2-pt conversion to tie the game up, 25-25, and send it to overtime. The Dolphins defense held the Raiders to a field goal to start overtime, and though Jason Sanders converted on a 50-yard field goal to meet the Raiders at 28-28, Vegas converted on a final field goal to win the game 31-28.

Mike Gesicki led the Dolphins offense on Sunday with 10 receptions for 86 yards, including a clutch catch in overtime on a 4th and 20 to keep the drive (and game) alive. Jaylen Waddle also had 12 receptions on the day.  On defense, safety Brandon Jones recorded two sacks and defensive tackle Zach Sieler had 9 tackles on the day, the most of any Miami Dolphins defensive lineman. 

To read the full game recap, click here.

With Elandon Roberts' 85-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter, the Dolphins extended their streak to 25 straight games in which they have had a turnover. That is the longest streak currently in the NFL. Roberts' return was the eighth longest interception return for a touchdown in Miami Dolphins history, and the longest interception return for a touchdown since Brent Grimes' 94-yard INT return for a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals on October 31, 2013.

The Dolphins placed quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on Injured Reserve on Saturday. By rule, he must miss at minimum 3 games. When Brian Flores was asked about Tua's status after the game on Sunday, he said "We just felt like it would take that long….nothing is more important than the health of the player and we just felt like that was the best decision for him and for our team."

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Quote of the Day

Tight End Mike Gesicki on Jacoby Brissett having his first start at quarterback for the Dolphins.

"Jacoby did great. I think he did a great job leading. I think he did a great job getting guys lined up. And ultimately he did a great job fighting."

Miami Dolphins in the Community

The Miami Dolphins made another donation with their Junior Dolphins program in the City of Weston with the Broward County School District.


Who are the only two men to play for the Dolphins into their 40's?

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On This Day

The Miami Dolphins went into the 4th quarter tied with the Colts but scored 10 points to come away with a big road victory to send them to 4-0 on the season. Dolphins quarterback David Woodley was 19 for 30 for 309 yards and two touchdowns on the day. Miami Dolphins running back Andra Franklin rushed 20 times for 76 yards and added two touchdowns as well.

Answer to Trivia Question: Earl Morrall and John Denney

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