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Trevor Lawrence became the first rookie quarterback to ever win in London, at the sixth time of asking. He completed 25 of 41 throws for 319 yards and one touchdown;
Tua Tagovailoa went 33 of 47 for 329 yards, with two TDs – both to rookie receiver Jaylen Waddle – and one interception
By David Currie at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Last Updated: 17/10/21 6:30pm
The Jacksonville Jaguars earned their first win of the season in their adoptive home of London, beating the Miami Dolphins 23-20 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as Matthew Wright kicked a 53-yard field goal in the last seconds.
Story of the Game
Miami, who led for much of the game, turned the ball over on downs inside the final two minutes – going for it and failing on 4th-and-1 from their own 46-yard line – allowing the Jaguars to set up Matthew Wright’s game-winning kick.
It had looked initially like Jacksonville had missed the opportunity, back up facing a 3rd-and-20 after a false start penalty and a sack on their rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
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But, with only 20 seconds left, Lawrence twice found Laviska Shenault to move into field goal range – the second a well-disguised nine-yard strike when it looked like the Jaguars would have to attempt a Hail Mary pass to earn the win.
Instead, with the Dolphins defense deep, Lawrence quickly found his receiver to earn Jacksonville a fresh set of downs, while they used a timeout with just one second remaining to allow for Wright’s kick.
Lawrence became the first rookie quarterback to ever win in London, at the sixth time of asking. He completed 25 of 41 throws for 319 yards and one touchdown.
Miami QB Tua Tagovailoa went 33 of 47 for 329 yards, with two touchdown tosses – both to rookie receiver Jaylen Waddle – and one interception.
Passing: Tua Tagovailoa, 33/47, 329 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing: Malcolm Brown, five carries, 24 yards
Receiving: Mike Gesicki, eight catches, 115 yards
Jaylen Waddle, 10 catches, 70 yards, 2 TDs
Passing: Trevor Lawrence, 25/41, 319 yards, 1 TD
Rushing: James Robinson, 17 carries, 73 yards, 1 TD
Tua Tagovailoa six-yard TD pass to Jaylen Waddle (extra point)
Dolphins 7-3 Jaguars
Matthew Wright 40-yard field goal
Dolphins 10-3 Jaguars
Jason Sanders 33-yard field goal
Dolphins 13-3 Jaguars
Jason Sanders 24-yard field goal
Dolphins 13-10 Jaguars
Trevor Lawrence 28-yard TD pass to Marvin Jones (extra point)
Dolphins 13-17 Jaguars
James Robinson one-yard TD run (extra point)
Dolphins 20-17 Jaguars
Tua Tagovailoa two-yard TD pass to Jaylen Waddle (extra point)
Dolphins 20-20 Jaguars
Matthew Wright 54-yard field goal
Dolphins 20-23 Jaguars
Matthew Wright 53-yard field goal
Miami came flying out of the blocks on offense to start the game, roared on by a vocal London crowd, scoring on their opening series, with Tua Tagovailoa finding Jaylen Waddle for a six-yard score to cap a 13-play, 75-yard drive.
The Jaguars responded with the first of Wright’s three field goals for the game, but then Miami’s Jason Sanders was successful with two of his own to earn the Dolphins a 10-point advantage.
Lawrence’s sole scoring strike came late in the first half, a beautiful 28-yard touch pass to find Marvin Jones in the back-right of the endzone which cut Miami’s lead to 13-10 at the break.
The Jaguars then took the lead early in the second half as James Robinson ran in for a goal-line TD to cap an impressive 75-yard opening drive.
Lawrence and co could muster very little on offense thereafter, with their next three possessions reading ‘fumble’, ‘turnover on downs’ and ‘punt’. Miami, meanwhile, regained the lead inside the opening five minutes of the fourth quarter as Tua and Waddle linked up for their second score.
Wright kicked a 54-yard field goal with three minutes and 40 seconds left on the clock to tie things up, and then Miami’s turnover on downs on their next series helped set up Jacksonville’s victory – Malcolm Brown stuffed for no gain on fourth down.
The Dolphins (1-5) host the Atlanta Falcons back in Miami next Sunday, while the Jaguars (1-5) are on their Bye Week before heading to Seattle in Week Eight to face the Seahawks.
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