FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Miami Dolphins opened a two-score lead over the New England Patriots in the second quarter of Sunday night’s prime-time matchup, but their offense was set up by a strong defensive effort.
Linebacker Bradley Chubb caught up to Patriots wide receiver Demario Davis and stripped the ball to give the Dolphins possession at their own 27-yard line. Facing second-and-19 on the ninth play of the ensuing drive, Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa hit receiver Jaylen Waddle for a 28-yard gain, and running back Raheem Mostert finished the drive with an 8-yard touchdown two plays later.
Miami sent running back Salvon Ahmed in motion toward the wide area of the field pre-snap, before running to the opposite side with Mostert, who high-stepped away from linebacker Jahlani Tavai and outran cornerback Christian Gonzalez to the corner of the end zone.
After rushing for three touchdowns in 16 games last season, Mostert already has two this season.
Raheem Mostert quick with it! The @Dolphins 11 play, 73-yard drive ends in a TD 🙌
— NFL (@NFL) September 18, 2023