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Miami Dolphins 20-23 Jacksonville Jaguars: Matthew Wright hits game-winning basket to help Jaguars claim first win of season |  NFL News


Trevor Lawrence became the first rookie quarterback to win in London, the sixth time on his request. He completed 25 of 41 shots for 319 yards and a touchdown; Tua Tagovailoa scored 33 of 47 for 329 yards, with two touchdowns – both for rookie wide receiver Jaylen Waddle – and an interception

Last update: 10/17/21 6:30 p.m.

Jacksonville Jaguars players celebrate their first win of the season after Matthew Wright’s winning kick

The Jacksonville Jaguars claimed their first victory of the season at their adopted home in London, beating the Miami Dolphins 23-20 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as Matthew Wright scored a 53-yard field goal in the dying seconds.

History of the game

Miami, who led for much of the game, turned the ball around in the final two minutes – going there and failing on 4th and 1 from their own 46-yard line – allowing the Jaguars to set up Matthew’s play. Wright – winning kick.

It initially looked like Jacksonville had missed the opportunity, facing a 3rd and 20 after a false start penalty and a sack on their rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

Miami Dolphins 20-23 Jacksonville Jaguars: Matthew Wright hits game-winning basket to help Jaguars claim first win of season |  NFL News

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But, with just 20 seconds to go, Lawrence twice found Laviska Shenault to move into the placement zone – the second a neatly disguised nine-yard strike when it looked like the Jaguars should attempt a pass. Hail Mary to gain the victory.

Instead, with the Dolphins’ defense in depth, Lawrence quickly found his receiver to win Jacksonville another set of downs, while they used a timeout with just a second remaining to allow Wright’s kick in. .

Lawrence became the first rookie quarterback to win in London, the sixth time on his request. He completed 25 of 41 shots for 319 yards and a touchdown.

Miami QB Tua Tagovailoa scored 33 of 47 for 329 yards, with two touchdown throws – both for rookie receiver Jaylen Waddle – and an interception.

Statistics leaders

dolphins

  • Passes: Tua Tagovailoa, 33/47, 329 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
  • Rushing: Malcolm Brown, five carries, 24 yards
  • Receive: Mike Gesicki, eight catches, 115 yards
  • Jaylen Waddle, 10 catches, 70 yards, 2 touchdowns

Jaguars

  • Passes: Trevor Lawrence, 25/41, 319 yards, 1 TD
  • Rushing: James Robinson, 17 carries, 73 yards, 1 TD
  • Reception: Marvin Jones, seven catches, 100 yards, 1 TD

Rating summary

Rating summary

FIRST QUARTER
Dolphins 7-0 Jaguar Tua Tagovailoa pass six-yard TD to Jaylen Waddle (extra point)
Dolphins 7-3 Jaguar Matthew Wright 40-yard field goal
SECOND QUARTER
Dolphins 10-3 Jaguar Jason Sanders 33-yard field goal
Dolphins 13-3 Jaguar Jason Sanders 24-yard field goal
Dolphins 13-10 Jaguar Trevor Lawrence passes 28 yards to Marvin Jones (extra point)
THIRD QUARTER
Dolphins 13-17 Jaguar James Robinson Yard TD Race (extra point)
FOURTH TRIMESTER
Dolphins 20-17 Jaguar Tua Tagovailoa pass two-yard TD to Jaylen Waddle (extra point)
Dolphins 20-20 Jaguar Matthew Wright 54-yard field goal
Dolphins 20-23 Jaguar Matthew Wright, a 53-yard basket

Key games

Miami came out of the blocks on offense to start the game, roared by a boisterous London crowd, scoring in its first series, Tua Tagovailoa finding Jaylen Waddle for a six-yard score to top a 13-play, 75-yard lead.

The Jaguars responded with the first of Wright’s three field goals for the game, but Miami’s Jason Sanders then went on with two of his own to give the Dolphins a 10-point advantage.

Lawrence’s only goal came late in the first half, a nice 28-yard pass to find Marvin Jones right-back in the end zone, which reduced Miami’s lead to 13-10 at the break.

The Jaguars then took the lead early in the second half as James Robinson showed up for a touchdown on the goal line to cap an impressive 75-yard opening.

Lawrence and his colleagues were able to muster very little in attack thereafter, their next three possessions reading “fumble”, “turnover on downs” and “punt”. Miami, meanwhile, regained the lead in the opening five minutes of the fourth quarter as Tua and Waddle tied for their second score.

Wright kicked a 54-yard field goal with three minutes and 40 seconds on the clock to equalize, then Miami’s turnover on the downs on their next streak helped set up Jacksonville’s victory – Malcolm Brown stuffed for no gain on the fourth down.

And after?

The Dolphins (1-5) welcome the Atlanta Falcons to Miami next Sunday, while the Jaguars (1-5) are on their week off before heading to Seattle in week eight to face the Seahawks.

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