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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa Exits With Rib Injury, Jacoby Brissett Under Center vs. Bills

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa Exits With Rib Injury, Jacoby Brissett Under Center vs. Bills article feature image

Michael Reaves/Getty Images. Pictured: Tua Tagovailoa.

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa exited during the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

He was carted off after taking a hit on the team’s second offensive drive.

Tagovailoa, the second-year product of Alabama, was just 1-of-4 prior to being injured. He was relieved by backup Jacoby Brissett, who threw an interception on his second possession.

The Bills built an early 7-0 lead thanks to a 46-yard touchdown scamper by Devin Singletary. Quarterback Josh Allen tacked on another seven points with a touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs on the following drive.

Tagovailoa and the Dolphins picked up a win over the Patriots in Week 1. They were 3.5-point underdogs for Sunday’s contest, but moved to +18.5 and +900 moneyline on DraftKings’ live lines after going down two scores.

The lefty signal-caller played in 10 games last season as a rookie, including nine starts. He went 6-3 as a starter and split time with Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The Dolphins have become formidable in the AFC East with head coach Brian Flores running the show. The franchise owned a preseason win total of 9.5 — tied with the Patriots and behind only the Bills in the division.

Flores is 16-17 over his career, but followed up a 5-11 opening campaign in Miami with a 10-6 clip last season.

Miami will head to Las Vegas in Week 3 to take on the Raiders, who upset the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1 on Monday Night Football.

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