The electrifying Dolphins vs. Steelers rivalry gets decided in a match


The Miami Dolphins (3-3) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-4) had a match on 10/23/2022 and it sure was a good one.

If either team wanted a chance at the playoffs, they had to win this game, it was a very important and necessary game to win.

Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins starting quarterback, recently got injured against the Cincinnati Bengals and was put in concussion protocol. Tagovailoa missed 3 games; the Dolphins lost them all.

Miami started off with the football and for one of their first opening plays #17 Jaylen Waddle snuck through the defense and got a nice run for about 23 yards completing the first down from 2nd & 19. Consistent first downs and good defense were what the Dolphins needed for success and to win the game, and that’s what they did for multiple plays during the first quarter.

Tua throws to #88 Mike Gesecki, and it’s caught for a successful play of 22 yards. A touchdown on the opening drive would intimidate the rival Steelers. About 13 yards away Tagovailoa throws a little scoop pass to #31 Raheem Mostert is caught and brought in for the touchdown. The extra point is successful by Jason Sanders. 7-0.

The Steeler’s recent drives have been terrible, they haven’t gotten anywhere, and the Dolphin’s defense has been great. The Fins capitalized on a field goal. 10-0.

A few drives later the Steelers have the ball, quarterback Kenny Pickett throws downfield to Chase Claypool, he gets tripped up and Dolphins center back Justin Bethel catches the ball and runs down the field and gets a few yards. INTERCEPTION! The Dolphins could not pull through and the Steelers got the ball. Another long period of bad Steelers offense resulted in another field goal for Miami. 13-0.

Midway through the second quarter Steelers kicker #9,

The electrifying Dolphins vs. Steelers rivalry gets decided with in a match

Chris Boswell kicked a perfect one into the center of the goal to bring the momentum up. 13-3. That was what they needed.2 & Goal on the Dolphins 10-yard line Pittsburgh quarterback makes a perfect throw to #14 wide receiver George Pickens. The extra point was successful. 13-10 “This game was so thrilling.”

Halftime came and the game was almost even.

Early in the third quarter, the Dolphins scored a quick field goal. 16-10. What Pittsburgh needed was consistent first downs and that occasional 20-yard throw. Not much else happened in the rest of the third quarter, still 16-10.

With 4:30 left in the final quarter, the Steelers got down to the Dolphins’ 35 and needed a big play. With time winding down Pickett made a throw to a wide receiver and in comes Dolphins #8 Javon Holland. INTERCEPTED! The Dolphins had the ball and couldn’t be stopped, they went on to win the game 16-10.

Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel had something to say in the post-game interview: ”We were doing some good things, and players were doing some solid things. But then there were key mistakes, whether it was a bad play call, or it was a guy making a play here or there. We just weren’t really coming together. We lacked that rhythm and especially after we had in the third quarter, that first drive that we went for it on fourth-and-3 in the tight red, felt like right after that we kind of hit a lull that we can all learn from because it was like we got punched in the stomach or something. Yeah, it was a struggle for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense, to their credit. They adjusted themselves, and we didn’t make the further adjustment, which is something that we’ll focus on moving forward.”

The Dolphins were hyped with the victory.