Mariota bounced back with a strong game after totaling three interceptions and no TD passes in losses the past two weeks. He went 20 for 29 for 163 yards with no interceptions, and ran seven times for 60 yards.
Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins offense turned in another woeful performance aside from the occasional long gain. RookieJakeem Grant scored on a 74-yard punt return , Damien Williams had a 55-yard, catch-and-run to set up a touchdown, andDeVante Parker made a 50-yard reception that led to a field goal.
But by the second quarter, the crowd was booing Tannehill. By the fourth quarter, fans were chanting for his replacement,Matt Moore, who hasn’t started a game since 2011.
It didn’t help that the Dolphins were without both starters on the left side of their offensive line.
Mariota directed touchdown drives of 61, 76, 75 yards and 66 yards. He scored his first rushing touchdown of the year on a 5-yard keeper , and threw for scores of 5 yards to Andre Johnson, 20 yards to Delanie Walker and 4 yards to former Dolphin Rishard Matthews.
Tannehill finished 12 for 18 for 191 yards with two interceptions.
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