The Miami Dolphins took FitzMagic after Christmas.
Veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced Tua Tagovailoa in the fourth quarter on Saturday and led his team to an extraordinary game victory with a 26-25 decision in the Las Vegas Raiders. Improved Miami’s chances of making the playoffs.
The game progressed as the dolphin fell 25-23, with only 19 seconds left. Fitzpatrick stepped back and placed a Hail Mary on the port side, where he found an open receiver at Mark Hollins, completing 34 yards. This is Hollins’ salvation. Hollins gave up a possible touchdown a few minutes ago.
Hollins said: “For lack of better language, I live for it.”
Fitzpatrick said: “In that case, you are actually praying.”
The Raiders defensive lineman, Arden Key, is a mask to yank Fitzpatrick (Fitzpatrick), adding a crucial 15-yard free throw for the game. The extra yards allowed the Dolphins to score a 44-yard field goal for Jason Sanders.
The last five minutes were crazy, including Fitzpatrick’s 59-yard pass to Goskin. With the help of a very suspicious pass jamming the phone, the Raiders Superman scored a goal with 19 seconds left; it was Fitzpatrick’s late ups and downs.
Fitzpatrick said that in the fourth quarter, this was the first time in his 16-year NFL career that he had to use the locker room bathroom. When he returned, Dolphin coach Brian Flores told Fitzpatrick that he would participate in the game. After a series of roller coaster races between the two teams, Fitzpatrick threw Hollins, creating the best scene of his career.
The Raiders also made a unique decision to allow Josh Jacobs to slide on the 1-yard line and set a field goal instead of crossing the goal line for a touchdown.
According to ESPN’s “Football Strength Index”, 10-5 dolphins now have a 62% chance of making the playoffs, and their path is very simple: win at Buffalo Bills next weekend, which is their first time since 2016 Enter the playoffs.
This is the second time that Tavalovara has been placed on the bench in the fourth quarter of a tight game this season to seek an offensive advantage. The other was during the Denver Broncos defeat in Week 11. Fitzpatrick failed to make a comeback in that game and finally completed an incredible trick on Saturday.
Although the theaters in Las Vegas are late, Flores said that Tagovailoa (Tagovailoa) will start next weekend against Bill. Flores explained that he went to Fitzpatrick on Saturday because the team needed “sparks to win the game”, but the rookie still ranked first on the depth chart.
“If we are to be the ninth relief pitcher [inning], This is what we are going to do,” Flores said, “Fitz, he is ready to go anytime. …I have great confidence in Da Ah. He has done a lot for us. He played it today. We just feel that we need sparks. Fitzy gave it to us.
“Tua is a young player. He is growing. He is improving every day. He is learning from these experiences. He will get better next week.”
Fitzpatrick threw 182 yards in the fourth quarter and got the most yards in the final frame (against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15 of 2013).
Fitzpatrick managed to complete more passes than Tagovailoa (Tagovailoa), who had a high shooting percentage. Fitzpatrick scored 5 strokes in 6 innings for 154 yards and scored a touchdown, while Tagovailoa reached 35 yards in 7 3 strokes. Fitzpatrick averaged 9.8 yards per attempt, while Tahovaloa averaged 4.2 yards.
22-year-old Tagovailoa (Tagovailoa) said that after the victory, this is a learning experience, he knows that he needs to seize more opportunities on the court, especially when the game is in progress. Tagovailoa has kept his balance while taking what the defense gave him and playing well like Fitzpatrick.
Tagovailoa said: “What happened was not that shocking. They called him FitzMagic for a reason.” “This is the second time. [getting benched has] This is just something you have to learn. When Fitz is there, I will support him. “
Flores has always regarded the 38-year-old Fitzpatrick as a sticky situation, experienced in sticky situations when needed, and seems to have little to his entry into the lineup towards Tatavailoa’s mentality worry. Both quarterbacks said they would do their best to provide employees with the best chance of winning in Miami. The team supports them, and there does not seem to be any dispute over who the quarterback will be, although players often notice the magical feeling when Fitzpatrick enters the lineup.
Gaskin said: “Different energies. Everyone knows Fitz; this is a different type of person. This is a change.” “This is probably the most interesting game I have ever played in my life.”
In the end, the measures taken by Flores paid off and may have saved the Dolphins’ playoff opportunities. In the long run, the problem will be related to Tahoviloa, and in the short run, the problem will be related to Fitzpatrick.
Flores said: “There are a lot of people trying to win in the dressing room. This is the most important aspect of the decision I am going to make here today, and as long as I am here, I can move forward.” A tough kid. He is a tough kid. He is very happy that Fitzy is there and we won the game because he is a selfless, team-first guy; that’s why he is here.”