Tua Tagovailoa went 21 of 30 and threw three touchdown passes against zero interceptions, and wide receiver Tyreek Hill gave him a very high compliment.
“How good is your quarterback, Tua?”
Tyreek: “He’s the best in the league”
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) November 6, 2022
At Soldier Field in Chicago, the Fins showed everyone why they feel they’re legitimate Super Bowl contenders this year. Hill had a magnificent game himself, as he accumulated 143 yards and a touchdown, while his running mate Jaylen Waddle notched 85 yards and a touchdown of his own.
Tua Tagovailoa to Jaylen Waddle for a Touchdown 🐘🔥pic.twitter.com/5d2oekGJy4
— Alabama DieHards (@DiehardsAlabama) November 6, 2022
Hill’s big day put him well over 1,000 receiving yards on the season after just nine contests. He appears to be on his way to a career-best in that category, as his previous career-high was 1,479 yards during the 2018 season.
Miami trailed early, but it took control of the game in the second quarter, as a blocked punt led to a touchdown that put it up 21-10.
🚨Blocked punt to the house🚨
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 6, 2022
In order to get this victory, it would have to survive a massive effort by Bears quarterback Justin Fields, who threw three touchdown passes while running for 178 yards and an additional score.
His 178 rushing yards were the most ever in a single game by a quarterback, and it included a 61-yard run that led to a touchdown.
After his concussion scare a few weeks ago, Tagovailoa is continuing to have what appears to be a breakout season in year 3. He may not be the best in the game, as Hill insisted during his interview, but he may be a legitimate franchise signal-caller, the likes of which the Dolphins haven’t had since the days of Dan Marino.
For the first time in decades, they appear to have a team that has what it takes to win the Super Bowl.