Tyreek Hill, Tua Tagovailoa an excessive amount of for Chargers as Dolphins open with 36-34 victory


Hill had 215 yards — the third-best whole in Week 1 in league historical past.

Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins scores a landing within the third quarter Sunday. Harry How/Getty Photos

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa threw for 466 yards and three touchdowns and Tyreek Hill had 215 yards and two scores and the Miami Dolphins rallied for a 36-34 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

Hill caught a 4-yard go in the correct nook of the top zone with 1:45 remaining for the clinching landing because the Dolphins completed with 536 yards.

Hill had 215 yards — the third-best whole in Week 1 in league historical past — on 11 receptions and had a pair of touchdowns. He additionally had a 35-yard rating on a go-route late within the third quarter to place the Dolphins up 27-24.

Tagovailoa’s 466 passing yards are the fourth most in an opener. The fourth-year quarterback accomplished 28 of 45 for 3 touchdowns. He additionally had a 1-yard TD to River Cracraft late within the second quarter.

Raheem Mostert had 37 yards speeding, together with a 2-yard TD within the first quarter whereas Jaylen Waddle had 4 receptions for 78 yards.

Jason Sanders added three area targets.

The Chargers obtained the ball again with 1:45 remaining, however turned it over on downs. Justin Herbert had an intentional grounding penalty and was sacked twice on the ultimate collection. He completed 23 for 33 for 228 yards and a landing.

Austin Ekeler rushed for 117 yards and a landing and Joshua Kelley added 91 yards and a rating because the Chargers misplaced an opener for the primary time since 2018.

Cameron Dicker added two area targets for the Chargers.

Chargers coach Brandon Staley prioritized upgrading the operating recreation when he employed Kellen Moore as offensive coordinator. They led the league in speeding within the preseason after which had 234 yards on Sunday.

It was Ekeler’s fourth 100-yard speeding recreation in his seven-year profession. He had a 1-yard TD within the first quarter, and his 55-yard carry up the center within the second quarter arrange Herbert’s 1-yard go to Donald Parham on third-and-goal to offer the Chargers a 14-10 lead.

Kelley had a 2-yard rating a minute into the fourth quarter to make it 31-27.


After Nick Williams recovered a Dolphins’ botched snap on the LA 6, the Chargers went 14 performs, capped by Ekeler’s 1-yard run off proper sort out. It was the second time up to now three years, and fourth since 2000, that the Chargers have had a landing on their opening drive of the season.

It additionally was Los Angeles’ first fumble restoration on the opening defensive drive of the season in 11 years.


After the Chargers tied it at 17 on Dicker’s 50-yard area aim, the Dolphins took over at their 25 with 9 seconds remaining.

Tagovailoa linked with Waddle for 22 yards, and Miami obtained into field-goal vary when Chargers cornerback J.C. Jackson was referred to as for go interference on a deep go on what would have been the ultimate play of the half.

That put the ball on the LA 23, the place Sanders nailed a 41-yard area aim to offer the Dolphins a 20-17 halftime lead.


Chargers: WR Mike Williams left the sport within the second quarter to be evaluated for a head harm. He returned to the sport within the second half.


Dolphins: Journey to New England subsequent Sunday evening.

Chargers: Journey to Tennessee subsequent Sunday.