Tua Tagovailoa Earned His Latest NFL Honor

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins hands the ball off against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa might have completed the game that will leave his doubters to rest.

But aside from achieving team glory, he also received an individual distinction.

NFL Network national insider Ian Rapoport tweeted that Tagovailoa is the American Football Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week.

He took home the recognition after leading the Dolphins to a 42-38 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

Miami looked dead in the water after the Ravens established a 35-14 lead after three quarters.

But Tagovailoa and the Dolphins fought back via a 28-3 fourth-quarter run to gain their second victory in as many games.

The former Alabama standout finished with a whopping 469 yards and six touchdowns on 36 completions.

His effort also led to monster games for Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.

Waddle had 11 catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns.

Meanwhile, Hill also had 11 receptions but collected 190 yards and two touchdowns.

The Dolphins will try to go 3-0 when they face the undefeated Buffalo Bills.


Other Player Of The Week Honorees

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Jaylen Watson is the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Week after completing a 99-yard touchdown interception against the Los Angeles Chargers.

It was a perfect moment for the seventh-round draft pick who was working at Wendy’s years ago while finding a way to keep on playing football.

On the other hand, Braden Mann is the AFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week after a 31-30 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Mann averaged 47.3 yards per punt and two of his attempts went inside Cleveland’s 20-yard line.

Over to the NFC, Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown is the Offensive Player of the Week after a 116-yard, two-touchdown game against the Washington Commanders.

Meanwhile, Darius Slay of the Philadelphia Eagles was the NFC’s best player on defense last week after neutralizing Minnesota Vikings wideout Justin Jefferson.

Finally, Graham Gano was the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week after contributing 13 points to the New York Giants’ 19-13 win over the Carolina Panthers.

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